Senior Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$101,000
$81,000
Min 10%
$101,000
Median 50%
$127,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Microsoft
Highest Paying City
Los Gatos, CA
Highest Paying State
California
Average Experience Level
4.3 years
How much does a senior engineer make?
Senior Engineers in America make an average salary of $101,793 per year or $48.94 per hour. While the top 10 percent make over $127,000 per year, the bottom 10 percent make under $81,000. Technology companies and Professional companies have the most job opportunities for Senior Engineers. California, Delaware, Maryland, New Mexico, and Arizona are some of the states with the best Senior Engineer salaries in the US. The typical tenure for a Senior Engineer is 4.3 years.

Average Senior Engineer Salary By Location

Senior Engineers in the United States of America make on average $101,793 a year or $48.94 per hour. The city with the highest Senior Engineer salary is Los Gatos, CA at $127,547 per year. The average starting salary in Los Gatos, CA for Senior Engineers is $87,000. California, Delaware, Maryland, New Mexico, and Arizona are the highest paying states. Wisconsin, Kansas, and Iowa have the lowest Senior Engineer salaries.
City
Average Salary

Map of Senior Engineer Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Senior Engineers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary:

Average Senior Engineer Salary By Company

If you are a Senior Engineer, you can expect good job security. However, keep in mind that some industries pay better than others. Technology companies and Professional companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Companies like Microsoft or Netflix will get you the highest pay packages. In addition, companies like American Eagle Outfitters and Vice Media report highly competitive salaries for Senior Engineers.
Company
Average Salary
$152,709
$153k
$145,866
$146k
$140,342
$140k
$139,656
$140k
$139,027
$139k
$135,092
$135k

Average Senior Engineer Pay By Industry

Wages for Senior Engineers can differ based on the industry they work in. Our data shows that Finance companies, Telecommunication companies, and Utilities companies tend to have the highest salaries for Senior Engineers. Finance companies pay Senior Engineers an average salary of $121,206, Telecommunication companies pay $108,336, and Utilities companys come in at $100,504. The average salary for Senior Engineers in the Automotive industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $98,278.
Industry
Average Salary
Finance
Finance
$121,206
$121k
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
$108,336
$108k
Utilities
Utilities
$100,504
$101k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$99,909
$100k
Technology
Technology
$99,546
$100k
Automotive
Automotive
$98,278
$98k

Senior Engineer Salary History

Compare salaries for individual cities or states with the national average.

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Senior Engineer Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
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$160,000
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$165,000
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$75,529
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$102,900
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$160,000
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Senior Backend Engineer/Python or Golang/
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$115,000
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