Late-Career Senior Systems Engineer Salary

Commissions form a big slice (slightly less than a third) of total compensation for Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers. The median income in this area hovers around $119K. Overall cash earnings for Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers stretch from $86K on the lower end to $169K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $20K from bonuses and $11K from profit sharing. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect vision insurance. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 89 percent of Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers are male. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$84,769 - $159,800
$85K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $116,024
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$38.68 - $115.98
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$120
MEDIAN: $63.57
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$84,769 - $159,800  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,960  
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $10,628  
Commission
$36,750  
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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$86,126 - $169,296  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 863
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$38.68 - $115.98  
   
Overtime
$6.80 - $89.83  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,960  
   
Commission
$36,750  
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $10,628  
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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$86,126 - $169,296  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47

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Many Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers can be found at Lockheed Martin Corp, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Northrop Grumman Corporation, The Boeing Company, and Raytheon Co., firms that are at the top of the field. The Boeing Company attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $160K. Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks at Northrop Grumman Corporation ($160K), International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. ($140K), and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company ($137K).

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), and Lockheed Martin Corp are a few other employers known for handing out relatively lightweight salaries ($115K, $119K, and $123K respectively).

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $119,318

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

For those looking to make money, Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers in Sunnyvale enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 25 percent above 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). In Fort Worth, salaries are 6 percent below the national average and represent the lowest-paying market. Employers also pay below the national average in Dallas (5 percent lower) and Minneapolis (3 percent lower).

Key Stats for Senior Systems Engineer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 136 votes.
20 years or more
100%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Senior Systems Engineer Salaries

C++
▲12%



Project
▲4%



National Average
$119,000

UNIX
▼2%


Microsoft Word
▼3%

▼4%


Microsoft SQL Server
▼7%

Storage Area Networking (SAN)
▼10%

▼11%

Microsoft Active Directory
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 136 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 8%