Average Late-Career Senior Staff Engineer Salary

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The average salary for a Late-Career Senior Staff Engineer is $142,758.
MEDIAN $142,758
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$104k - $173k
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$2k - $32k
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$110k - $185k

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Job Description for Senior Staff Engineer

Popular Employer Salaries for Senior Staff Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Senior Staff Engineer are from the companies General Electric (GE) Aviation, Qualcomm Inc and Lockheed Martin Corp. Reported salaries are highest at Lockheed Martin Corp where the average pay is $155,305. General Electric (GE) Aviation pays the lowest at around $120,491.

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, Systems Engineering and Technical Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Software Development 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. 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.
Employees with Senior Staff Engineer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 29.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (9.6% more) and San Diego, California (7.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Grand Rapids, Michigan (16.9% less) and Chicago, Illinois (15.9% less).

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