A Senior Systems Engineer in San Jose, California earns an average salary of $116,830 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career. A skill in Linux is associated with high pay for this job.

$87,783 - $147,332
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$88K
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MEDIAN: $116,830
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$87,783 - $147,332  
   
Bonus
$4,913 - $29,000  
Profit Sharing
$8,000  
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$89,875 - $165,456  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 54
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Experience Affects Senior Systems Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%


National Average
$123,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Senior Systems Engineer Salaries

Linux
up arrow 23%

Systems Engineering
up arrow 6%

Project Management
up arrow 4%

UNIX
up arrow 3%

National Average
$123,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Requirements Analysis
up arrow 8%

VMware ESX
up arrow 10%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 14%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 16%

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 93%
medical benefits
Vision: 83%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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