Late-Career Senior Systems Engineer Salary

Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($114K) annually. Overall cash earnings for Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers stretch from $85K on the lower end to $162K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $16K from bonuses and $13K from profit sharing. Location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$83,506 - $155,280
(Median)
$84K
$110K
$160K
MEDIAN: $114,476
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90%

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$36.69 - $86.75
(Median)
$37
$57
$87
MEDIAN: $57.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$83,506 - $155,280  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,573  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $13,388  
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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$84,665 - $162,114  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,490
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$36.69 - $86.75  
   
Overtime
$1.36 - $80.18  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $15,573  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $45,691  
Profit Sharing
$970 - $13,388  
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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$84,665 - $162,114  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 83
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Popular Employer Salaries for Late-Career Senior Systems Engineer


Lockheed Martin Corp, Northrop Grumman Corporation, The Boeing Company, Raytheon Co., and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) are all popular places to work. Although salaries only range from $117K to just $195K, Northrop Grumman Corporation still offers the highest pay with a median paycheck of $152K. Other big spenders include Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, The Boeing Company, and The MITRE Corporation, top-paying firms where Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers see paychecks nearing $148K, $137K, or $135K.

Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $96K to just $150K — but Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $111K. Workers at Rockwell Collins, Inc., Dell, Inc., and Lockheed Martin Corp also face smaller salaries than the rest of the field — average earnings for these employers come to $112K, $124K, and $131K respectively.

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 (+13 percent), Los Angeles (+9 percent), Huntsville (+7 percent), and Seattle (+6 percent). Orlando is the lowest-paying area, 19 percent south of the national average. Employers pay around 11 percent less in Minneapolis and 9 percent less in Phoenix, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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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
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Project
up arrow 4%

Systems Engineering
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 1%

National Average
$119,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

UNIX
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Controls
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
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 335 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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