Average Senior Systems Engineer Salary

$103,049
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,989
Bonus
$31,750
Commission
$3,982
Profit Sharing
What am I worth?
Get pay report
How should I pay?
Price a job
The average salary for a Senior Systems Engineer is $103,049.
10%
$78k
MEDIAN
$103k
90%
$141k
Is Senior Systems Engineer your job title? Find out what you should be paid

Use our tool to get a personalized report on your market worth.

How it works:
1
Enter city & years of experience
2
Add pay factors like skills & education
3
Find your market worth with a report tailored to you
United States (change)
Salary
$78k - $141k
Bonus
$1k - $16k
Profit Sharing
$994 - $15k
Commission
$6k - $55k
Total Pay
$79k - $148k

Your Market Worth Over Time

How has your pay changed over time for your market? Find out by taking our salary quiz.

Job Description for Senior Systems Engineer

Senior Systems Engineer Tasks
  • Oversee the planning, design and implementation of system engineering projects.
  • May be responsible for designing a data contingency plan or data disaster recovery plan.
  • Install, configure and upgrade and enhancements to software/hardware/network systems.

Job Satisfaction for Senior Systems Engineer

4 out of 5
(1,253)
Highly Satisfied
71Reviews
The top respondents for the job title Senior Systems Engineer are from the companies Lockheed Martin Corp, Raytheon Co. and Northrop Grumman Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at The Boeing Company where the average pay is $127,440. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Northrop Grumman Corporation and Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company, earning around $117,251 and $104,798, respectively. Lockheed Martin Corp pays the lowest at around $99,322. Raytheon Missile Systems and Raytheon Co. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $100,197 and $101,466, respectively.

Senior Systems Engineer Job Listings

Search for more jobs
Search

Popular Skills for Senior Systems Engineer

Skills in Systems Engineering, Engineering Design, Requirements Analysis and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include VMware ESX.

Pay by Experience Level for Senior Systems Engineer

An entry-level Senior Systems Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $92,694 based on 68 salaries. An early career Senior Systems Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,143 based on 721 salaries. A mid-career Senior Systems Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $97,472 based on 2,062 salaries. An experienced Senior Systems Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $106,837 based on 3,402 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $117,908.
Employees with Senior Systems Engineer in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 17.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (13.9% more) and Seattle, Washington (12.9% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 8,093 survey responses.
Entry Level
0.8%
Early Career
8.9%
Mid Career
25.5%
Experienced
42.0%
Late Career
22.7%