The average salary for a Staff Engineer is $91,098 per year. A skill in Systems Engineering is associated with high pay for this job.
Staff Engineer Total Pay (?
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$49,238 - $129,988
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MEDIAN: $91,097
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Staff Engineer Total Pay (?
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$16.27 - $44.16
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,238 - $129,988  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,713  
Profit Sharing
$868 - $19,533  
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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$48,036 - $142,770  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,411
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.27 - $44.16  
   
Overtime
$21.04 - $49.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,713  
   
Profit Sharing
$868 - $19,533  
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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$48,036 - $142,770  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,411
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Job Description for Staff Engineer
Staff engineers may perform a wide variety of job duties depending on their field and the specific discipline of engineering required for their industry and company. Staff engineers work in a multitude of industries and settings, include medical laboratories, oil rigs, aerospace, and information technology; in each of these industries, there are more specified fields. For example, in aerospace, an organization may have different staff engineers for chemical engineering to create the formula for the rocket fuel; staff engineers for mechanical engineering, designing the engines for the rockets; and staff engineers working in the laboratory testing systems to ensure they work properly and efficiently.
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Staff Engineer Tasks
  • Collaborate to define user and technical needs, including testing.
  • Lead project management from idea generation to final product launch.
  • Design, develop, and prototype products.
  • Supervise and guide product development and testing team, classifying problems and identifying fixes.
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Pay by Experience Level for Staff Engineer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Santa Clara
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Sunnyvale
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San Jose
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Portland
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Irvine
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Austin
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Cincinnati
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Boston
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National Average
$90,000
Denver
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Houston
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Los Angeles
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Experience Affects Staff Engineer Salaries

National Average
$90,000
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Gender
Female
14%
female alumni
 
Male
86%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
13%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 4%
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