Late-Career Senior Systems Engineer Salary
Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($114K) annually. Final cash compensation to Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers varies from around $86K to approximately $169K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $20K and $12K, respectively. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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Many Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers can be found at Lockheed Martin Corp, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Northrop Grumman Corporation, and Raytheon Co., firms that are at the top of the field. Northrop Grumman Corporation offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $159K. Also paying near the top of the field are Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company at $150K, The Boeing Company at $148K, and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., where Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers annually earn $140K.
Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Raytheon Co., and Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $115K, $116K, and $119K-paychecks on average.
Pay Difference by Location
For Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers, working in the bustling city of Sunnyvale has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Arlington (+24 percent), Washington (+22 percent), Chantilly (+20 percent), and Seattle (+11 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Phoenix, 5 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Fort Worth (5 percent lower) and Houston (4 percent lower).