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 $85K to $165K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $18K and profit sharing that can reach almost $13K. 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 for Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers is high. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$83,875 - $157,153
(Median)
$84K
$110K
$160K
MEDIAN: $114,930
10%
50%
90%

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$33.14 - $91.59
(Median)
$33
$58
$92
MEDIAN: $58.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$83,875 - $157,153  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,583  
Profit Sharing
$888 - $13,390  
Commission
$0.00 - $64,111  
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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$84,899 - $165,373  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,605
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$31$62$93
Hourly Rate
$33.14 - $91.59  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.00  
Overtime
$1.80 - $79.44  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,583  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $64,111  
Profit Sharing
$888 - $13,390  
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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$84,899 - $165,373  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 93
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Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers flock to Lockheed Martin Corp, Northrop Grumman Corporation, The Boeing Company, Raytheon Co., and Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), highly regarded companies that employ a generous number of people in this profession. Northrop Grumman Corporation offers the best pay with a median salary of $151K, though salaries there don't seem that varied, bottoming out near $114K and maxing out at just $194K. The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, and The MITRE Corporation also offer top salaries for Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers. Workers at these firms can expect to earn about $149K, $148K, and $135K, respectively.

Rockwell Collins, Inc. offers the least pay with a median salary of $111K; furthermore, salaries there max out at only $130K. Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Dell, Inc., and Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $115K, $124K, and $124K-paychecks on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $118,905

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

With a pay rate for Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers that is 17 percent greater than the national average, San Diego offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Washington (+17 percent), Los Angeles (+11 percent), Huntsville (+10 percent), and Seattle (+9 percent). Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers in Orlando take home the lowest salaries, earning a whopping 21 percent less than the national average. Employers pay around 7 percent less in Minneapolis and 5 percent less in Houston, below-median salaries for those in this field.

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Skills That Affect Senior Systems Engineer Salaries

C++
up arrow 13%



Requirements Analysis
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Project
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Systems Engineering
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Microsoft Word
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Controls
0%

National Average
$119,000

UNIX
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
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up arrow 6%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 9%

SQL
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VMware ESX
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 326 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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