Late-Career Senior Systems Engineer Salary

Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers see excellent average salaries — about $115K annually. Cash earnings for Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers — which occasionally include more than $18K from bonuses and more than $13K from profit sharing — stretch from around $85K to approximately $165K. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$83,875 - $157,153
(Median)
$84K
$110K
$160K
MEDIAN: $114,930
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90%

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$33.14 - $91.59
(Median)
$33
$58
$92
MEDIAN: $58.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$83,875 - $157,153  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,583  
Profit Sharing
$888 - $13,390  
Commission
$0.00 - $64,111  
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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$84,899 - $165,373  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,605
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$33.14 - $91.59  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$1.80 - $79.44  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,583  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $64,111  
Profit Sharing
$888 - $13,390  
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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$84,899 - $165,373  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 93
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Lockheed Martin Corp, Northrop Grumman Corporation, The Boeing Company, Raytheon Co., and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) are top-notch employers for Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers in this area. Although Northrop Grumman Corporation offers the highest salaries (median pay is $151K), survey participants reported a rather limited pay range of $114K to $194K. The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, and The MITRE Corporation are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers earning around $149K, $148K, or $135K at each firm, respectively.

Salaries are easily beat at Rockwell Collins, Inc., where median pay comes to just $111K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $98K and ending at $130K, range in salary is rather small. Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) at $115K, Dell, Inc. at $124K, and Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), where $124K is the norm.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $118,905

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

With a pay rate for Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers that is 17 percent greater than the national average, San Diego offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+17 percent), Los Angeles (+11 percent), Huntsville (+10 percent), and Seattle (+9 percent). Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers' salaries are heavily influenced by location — Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers in Orlando bring in salaries that are 21 percent lower than the national average. Employers in Minneapolis and Houston also lean toward paying below-median salaries (7 percent lower and 5 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Senior Systems Engineer Salaries

C++
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Requirements Analysis
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Project
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Systems Engineering
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Microsoft Word
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Controls
0%

National Average
$119,000

UNIX
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Microsoft Office
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Windows Operating System General Use
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SQL
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VMware ESX
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 326 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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