Late-Career Senior Systems Engineer Salary

Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers can expect to earn a very comfortable salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $115K) surpassing six figures annually. Total cash compensation for Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers runs from $86K to $170K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $20K and profit sharing that can reach almost $12K. The specific employer is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Men account for the majority of Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 89 percent to be exact. Most get medical and dental insurance, and a strong majority get vision plans, too. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$84,880 - $160,844
$85K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $115,314
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90%

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$41.03 - $111.50
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MEDIAN: $62.70
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$84,880 - $160,844  
   
Bonus
$795 - $20,080  
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $12,365  
Commission
$22,750  
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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$86,128 - $170,290  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 909
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$41.03 - $111.50  
   
Overtime
$31.03 - $79.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$795 - $20,080  
   
Commission
$22,750  
Profit Sharing
$193.92 - $12,365  
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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$86,128 - $170,290  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 53

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Known for taking on a considerable number of Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers, Lockheed Martin Corp, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Northrop Grumman Corporation, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), and The Boeing Company are leading firms in the industry. The Boeing Company attracts talent by shelling out the biggest paychecks in the area — the median in that office is $162K. Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks at Northrop Grumman Corporation ($160K), Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company ($142K), and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp. ($140K).

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Raytheon Co. and Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $115K, $116K, and $119K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $119,249

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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 (+20 percent), Chantilly (+19 percent), and Seattle (+13 percent). The lowest-paying market is Fort Worth, which sits 6 percent below the national average. Minneapolis and Houston are a couple other places where companies are known to pay below the median — salaries are 4 percent lower and 3 percent lower, respectively.

Key Stats for Senior Systems Engineer

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 139 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
▲3%


Project Management
▼0%

National Average
$119,000

UNIX
▼2%

▼3%

Microsoft Word
▼5%

Microsoft Office
▼6%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼7%

Microsoft SQL Server
▼10%

Storage Area Networking (SAN)
▼11%

VMware ESX
▼12%

Microsoft Active Directory
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 139 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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