Senior Systems Developer Salary

Close to three-fifths of Senior Systems Developers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $74K to $136K per year, and the average comes out to $90K per year. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Though the majority of Senior Systems Developers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Men account for the majority of Senior Systems Developers who responded to the questionnaire — 82 percent to be exact. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$70,360 - $125,754
$70K
$97K
$130K
MEDIAN: $97,010
10%
50%
90%

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$37.74 - $48.98
$39
MEDIAN: $39.09
50%

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$0$126K
Salary $70,360 - $125,754
Bonus $1,216 - $14,795
Profit Sharing $4,880
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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$74,336 - $126,626
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 60
Hourly Data $0$57
Hourly Rate $39.09
Overtime $57.26
Annual Data $0$126K
Bonus $1,216 - $14,795
Profit Sharing $4,880
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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$74,336 - $126,626
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

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Job Description for Senior Systems Developer

A senior systems developer ensures that all development projects meet business requirements, fulfill end user requirements, and resolve system issues. They are also responsible for reviewing and analyzing existing applications for effectiveness and efficiency, as well as developing strategies on how to improve them. Additionally, they develop standards and processes that nurture a productive environment for project development, as well as manage and provide direction for development teams while providing technical leadership to project managers and programmers. Senior systems developers must make sure that all projects are within budget limitations and completed on time.

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Senior Systems Developer Tasks

  • Collaborate with other senior level developers to define and specify project needs.
  • Create databases and online reports to support project measurement and data analytics.
  • Develop enhancements to existing systems.
  • Assign tasks, responsibilities and deliverables for team members while monitoring progress.
  • Manage multiple projects at once to ensure that project objectives are exceeded on time.

Common Career Paths for Senior Systems Developer


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Senior Systems Developers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Senior Software Architect. The average Senior Software Architect brings home $123K per year. Senior Systems Developers most often move into positions as Information Technology Project Managers or Information Technology Managers. Information Technology Project Managers actually earn $11K less on average, however, and Information Technology Managers earn $20K less per year than Senior Systems Developers do.

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Popular Skills for Senior Systems Developer


Survey results imply that Senior Systems Developers deploy a substantial tool kit of skills at work. Most notably, skills in C++, UNIX, Java, and Microsoft SQL Server are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include C# Programming Language, Visual Basic, and SQL. Skill sets containing SQL also tend to include Visual Basic (VB). Most people experienced in C# also know Microsoft SQL Server.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Systems Developer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Systems Developer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Systems Developer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 9 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Systems Developer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $97,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Senior Systems Developer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $94,000 based on 29 salaries. A Senior Systems Developer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $110,000 based on 15 salaries.

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Key Stats for Senior Systems Developer

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
22%
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Experience Affects Senior Systems Developer Salaries

▲11%

National Average
$99,000

▼2%

▼5%

Entry-Level
▼18%

Skills That Affect Senior Systems Developer Salaries

C++
▲9%

UNIX
▼0%

National Average
$99,000

Java
▼1%


Internet Information Server (IIS)
▼5%

C#
▼6%

HTML
▼6%

▼12%

JavaScript
▼13%

SQL
▼14%



Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 7%
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