Late-Career Senior Systems Engineer Salary

Commissions comprise a big part of overall income for Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers. The median take-home amount in this area is around $119K, and on average, just under a third of that final number comes from commissions. In the world of Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $86K and $168K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $20K and $14K, respectively. The company and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$84,647 - $158,821
$85K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $116,358
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$28.72 - $112.62
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MEDIAN: $61.92
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$0$167K
Salary $84,647 - $158,821
Bonus $0.00 - $19,939
Profit Sharing $4.86 - $14,191
Commission $1,510 - $59,598
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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$85,514 - $167,625
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 880
Hourly Data $0$112
Hourly Rate $28.72 - $112.62
Overtime $31.32 - $88.85
Annual Data $0$167K
Bonus $0.00 - $19,939
Commission $1,510 - $59,598
Profit Sharing $4.86 - $14,191
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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$85,514 - $167,625
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 57

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Dominating the field, Lockheed Martin Corp, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Northrop Grumman Corporation, The Boeing Company, and Raytheon Co. are top firms with a reputation for hiring a great number of Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers. The Boeing Company offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $160K. Other big spenders include Northrop Grumman Corporation, International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, top-paying firms where Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers see paychecks nearing $160K, $140K, or $137K.

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), and Lockheed Martin Corp also scrape the bottom of the pay scale, with median earnings hovering around $115K, $119K, and $123K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $119,211

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

For Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers, working in the bustling city of Sunnyvale has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Arlington (+23 percent), Washington (+21 percent), Chantilly (+19 percent), and Los Angeles (+17 percent). The lowest-paying market is Fort Worth, which sits 6 percent below the national average. 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 155 votes.
20 years or more
100%
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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 155 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
no benefits
None: 8%
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