Average Mid-Career Senior Staff Engineer Salary

$120,375
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$9,972
Bonus
$8,000
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Senior Staff Engineer is $120,375.
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$66k
10%
$120k
50%
$173k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $120,375
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United States (change)
Salary
$66k - $173k
Bonus
$1k - $29k
Profit Sharing
$113 - $30k
Total Pay
$68k - $184k

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Job Description for Senior Staff Engineer

Career Paths

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Senior Staff Engineer
Senior Principal Engineer
Project Engineer
Director of Engineering
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Senior Staff Engineer

Skills that pay less than market rate include Test Engineering, Technical Analysis, Project Management and Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Staff Engineer

An entry-level Senior Staff Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $60,521 based on 7 salaries. An early career Senior Staff Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,756 based on 65 salaries. An experienced Senior Staff Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $146,504 based on 288 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $142,758.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 532 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.3%
Early Career
12.2%
Experienced
54.1%
Late Career
32.3%

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