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
MEDIAN: $116,830

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$87,783 - $147,332  
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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

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National Average

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Skills That Affect Senior Systems Engineer Salaries

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Systems Engineering
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Project Management
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National Average

Engineering Design
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Microsoft Word
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Requirements Analysis
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VMware ESX
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Office
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Years of Experience

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1-4 years
5-9 years
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Common Health Benefits

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