Staff Engineer Salary

The average salary for a Staff Engineer is $93,540 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are C, Software Development, C++, Systems Engineering, and Test Engineering.

$49,523 - $134,562
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$50K
$94K
$130K
MEDIAN: $93,540
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$18.58 - $40.85
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$19
$25
$41
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$49,523 - $134,562  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,875  
Profit Sharing
$520 - $19,672  
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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$48,463 - $146,157  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 1,781
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$18.58 - $40.85  
   
Overtime
$21.47 - $48.74  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,875  
   
Profit Sharing
$520 - $19,672  
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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$48,463 - $146,157  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 182
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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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What is it like working as a Staff Engineer?

Staff Engineer in Laurel:
"If You're A New Graduate, Don't Work Here."
Pros: Great benefits. Good pay. Flexible, relaxed environment with nice people. Flexibility in what you work on.
Cons: Incredibly low raises. Coworkers are only cordially friendly rather than actually friendly because most are over 40, and have families and other responsibilities. There's flexibility in what you work on, but that's a double edged sword, because if you don't like your group, you can be forced to stay in it because you can do some work in another group. Management is only given 5% time (2 hours per week) to manage 9-15 people. In addition, management doesn't really seem to care. There are no 360 reviews, so if management isn't doing well, it doesn't really matter. Pay is not really tied to performance reviews. Everyone treats you like you're senior staff, so if you're new, you're on your own. If you're a physics major, you're just screwed because no one wants someone who is smart, they want someone who can do what they need done. The hallways are incredibly quiet and there's very little socialization.

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Experience Affects Staff Engineer Salaries




National Average
$91,000


Skills That Affect Staff Engineer Salaries

C
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C++
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Matlab
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Technical Analysis
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National Average
$91,000







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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 387 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 95% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 4%
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