Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($114K) annually. Final cash compensation to Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers varies from around $86K to approximately $169K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $20K and $12K, respectively. The particular firm is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$84,759 - $159,222
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MEDIAN: $113,892
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$39.15 - $120.15
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$84,759 - $159,222  
   
Bonus
$795 - $19,846  
Profit Sharing
$97.87 - $12,255  
Commission
$11,000  
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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$85,799 - $168,961  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 925
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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Hourly Rate
$39.15 - $120.15  
   
Overtime
$33.30 - $79.34  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$795 - $19,846  
   
Commission
$11,000  
Profit Sharing
$97.87 - $12,255  
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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$85,799 - $168,961  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 56
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Many Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers can be found at Lockheed Martin Corp, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), Northrop Grumman Corporation, and Raytheon Co., firms that are at the top of the field. Northrop Grumman Corporation offers the highest compensation with a median salary of $159K. Also paying near the top of the field are Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company at $150K, The Boeing Company at $148K, and International Business Machines (IBM) Corp., where Late-Career Senior Systems Engineers annually earn $140K.

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), Raytheon Co., and Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) also rank near the bottom for pay, handing out $115K, $116K, and $119K-paychecks on average.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $117,889

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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 can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Arlington (+24 percent), Washington (+22 percent), Chantilly (+20 percent), and Seattle (+11 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Phoenix, 5 percent below the national average. Employers also pay below the national average in Fort Worth (5 percent lower) and Houston (4 percent lower).

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Skills That Affect Senior Systems Engineer Salaries

C++
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Systems Engineering
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Project Management
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UNIX
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National Average
$118,000

Controls
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Linux
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Microsoft Office
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Microsoft Word
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Storage Area Networking (SAN)
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VMware ESX
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Microsoft Active Directory
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Microsoft SQL Server
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 147 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 83%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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