Late-Career Senior Systems Engineer Salary

Salaries for Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers are generous, with average pay above six figures ($114K) per year. In the world of Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $85K and $162K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $16K and $13K, respectively. Geography and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$83,621 - $154,993

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$37.80 - $86.60

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$83,621 - $154,993  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,521  
Profit Sharing
$873 - $13,447  
Commission
$0.00 - $45,691  
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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$84,826 - $161,898  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,490
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$37.80 - $86.60  
   
Overtime
$1.36 - $80.18  
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$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,521  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $45,691  
Profit Sharing
$873 - $13,447  
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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$84,826 - $161,898  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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Popular Employer Salaries for Late-Career Senior Systems Engineer


Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers fill the offices of leading firms Lockheed Martin Corp, Northrop Grumman Corporation, The Boeing Company, Raytheon Co., and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). Salary cannot be beat at Northrop Grumman Corporation, where median pay comes to $152K. The range seems somewhat confined, however; the lower end sits at $117K, and the higher end is not far away at $195K. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, The Boeing Company, and The MITRE Corporation are a few other companies that offer generous salaries, with Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers earning around $148K, $137K, or $135K at each firm, respectively.

Rockwell Collins, Inc. offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $112K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $97K to $130K. Workers also receive paychecks lighter than average at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) ($115K), Dell, Inc. ($124K), and Lockheed Martin Corp ($131K).

Pay Difference by Location


San Diego is home to an above-average pay rate for Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers, 18 percent higher than the national average. Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+14 percent), Los Angeles (+9 percent), Huntsville (+6 percent), and Seattle (+6 percent). Orlando is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 19 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in Minneapolis and Phoenix (10 percent lower and 9 percent lower, respectively).

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Skills That Affect Late-Career Senior Systems Engineer Salaries

C++
up arrow 9%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Engineering Design
up arrow 4%

Requirements Analysis
up arrow 4%

Project
up arrow 4%

Systems Engineering
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

National Average
$119,000

UNIX
up arrow 1%

Controls
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Linux
up arrow 7%

SQL
up arrow 8%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 11%

VMware ESX
up arrow 16%

Microsoft Active Directory
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 330 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 7%
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