A Senior Systems Engineer in San Diego, California earns an average salary of $105,599 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Linux, Project, and C++.

$86,919 - $135,198
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MEDIAN: $105,599
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$31.26 - $73.40
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MEDIAN: $54.00
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$86,919 - $135,198  
   
Bonus
$-0.49 - $24,024  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$84,465 - $142,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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Hourly Rate
$31.26 - $73.40  
   
Overtime
$49.35  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$-0.49 - $24,024  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$84,465 - $142,739  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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Experience Affects Senior Systems Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%


National Average
$108,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Senior Systems Engineer Salaries

Linux
up arrow 23%

Project
up arrow 17%

C++
up arrow 11%


Matlab
up arrow 9%


UNIX
up arrow 6%

VMware ESX
0%

Storage Area Networking (SAN)
0%

National Average
$108,000

Requirements Analysis
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Systems Engineering
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Controls
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
medical benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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