Late-Career Senior Systems Engineer Salary

The median total income of Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers is around $119K, and for the average worker in this area, a good chunk of that (just under one in three, in fact) comes from commissions. Total cash compensation for Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers runs from $86K to $168K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $20K and profit sharing that can reach almost $14K. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. Job satisfaction for Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$85,863 - $157,687
$86K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $116,493
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$33.94 - $116.97
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$120
MEDIAN: $64.66
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$0$167K
Salary $85,863 - $157,687
Bonus $0.00 - $19,231
Profit Sharing $4.79 - $16,309
Commission $1,521 - $59,180
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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$86,998 - $167,680
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 885
Hourly Data $0$116
Hourly Rate $33.94 - $116.97
Overtime $31.73 - $97.42
Annual Data $0$167K
Bonus $0.00 - $19,231
Commission $1,521 - $59,180
Profit Sharing $4.79 - $16,309
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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$86,998 - $167,680
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 55

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Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Systems Engineer


Lockheed Martin Corp, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Northrop Grumman Corporation, The Boeing Company, and Raytheon Co. are top-notch employers for Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers in this area. For Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers, comfortable salaries can be found at The Boeing Company; in fact, median earnings sit around $160K, the highest in the area. Other employers shelling out big bucks include Northrop Grumman Corporation, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, where Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers typically earn around $160K, $140K, or $137K, respectively.

Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) ($115K), Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) ($119K), and Lockheed Martin Corp ($123K).

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $119,655

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

For Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers, Sunnyvale provides a pay rate that is 25 percent greater than the national average. Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Arlington (+23 percent), Washington (+21 percent), Chantilly (+19 percent), and Los Angeles (+17 percent). Fort Worth ranks last in the field for pay, reporting salaries 6 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Dallas and Minneapolis (5 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Senior Systems Engineer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 162 votes.
20 years or more
100%
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Skills That Affect Senior Systems Engineer Salaries

C++
▲12%



Project
▲3%



National Average
$120,000


Microsoft Word
▼3%

UNIX
▼3%

▼4%


Microsoft SQL Server
▼7%

Storage Area Networking (SAN)
▼11%

▼12%

Microsoft Active Directory
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 162 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 8%
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