Average Early-Career Senior Staff Engineer Salary

$68,756
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,895
Bonus
$1,952
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Early-Career Senior Staff Engineer is $68,756.
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$60k
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$69k
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$97k
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MEDIAN $68,756
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Salary
$60k - $97k
Bonus
$979 - $9k
Profit Sharing
$669 - $3k
Total Pay
$60k - $100k

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Job Description for Senior Staff Engineer

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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 in Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Environmental Consulting, Technical Analysis 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. A mid-career Senior Staff Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $120,375 based on 88 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 555 survey responses.
Entry Level
1.3%
Mid Career
15.9%
Experienced
51.9%
Late Career
31.0%

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