Senior Systems Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$97,000
$78,000
Min 10%
$97,000
Median 50%
$121,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Weil, Gotshal & Manges
Highest Paying City
Bellevue, WA
Highest Paying State
Washington
Average Experience Level
3.9 years
How much does a senior systems engineer make?
The national average salary for a Senior Systems Engineer in the United States is $97,451 per year or $46.85 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $121,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $78,000 per year. Technology companies and Professional companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Washington, California, New Jersey, New Hampshire, and Maryland are some of the states with the best Senior Systems Engineer salaries in the US. The typical tenure for a Senior Systems Engineer is 3.9 years.

Average Senior Systems Engineer Salary By Location

The national average salary for a Senior Systems Engineer in the USA is $97,451 annually or $46.85 hourly. The top city when it comes to Senior Systems Engineer salaries is Bellevue, WA at $122,683 per year. Even as an entry-level Senior Systems Engineer, you will make $89,000 per year in Bellevue, WA. The top 5 states with the highest reported Senior Systems Engineer salaries are Washington, California, New Jersey, New Hampshire, and Maryland. On the other hand, Mississippi, Alaska, Indiana, Kansas, and Kentucky report the lowest wages for Senior Systems Engineers.

Map of Senior Systems Engineer Salaries

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

Average Salary:

Average Senior Systems Engineer Salary By Company

Like every industry, there is a range of salaries a Senior Systems Engineer makes. The most abundant employment opportunities for Senior Systems Engineers are in Technology companies and Professional companies. Companies like Weil, Gotshal & Manges or Microsoft will get you the highest pay packages. Also, companies like Bed Bath & Beyond and Kohl's pay their Senior Systems Engineers very well.
Company
Average Salary
$141,941
$142k
$134,976
$135k
$134,660
$135k
$134,530
$135k
$134,465
$134k
$133,465
$133k
$132,464
$132k
$131,620
$132k

Average Senior Systems Engineer Pay By Industry

Wages for Senior Systems Engineers can differ based on the industry they work in. Our data shows that Telecommunication companies, Finance companies, and Manufacturing companies tend to have the highest salaries for Senior Systems Engineers. Telecommunication companies pay their Senior Systems Engineers the highest wages, averaging $107,842 per year. Finance companies and Manufacturing companies pay well too, at $103,666 and $103,263, respectively. The average salary for Senior Systems Engineers in the Technology industry is lower than the rest, coming in at $94,486.
Industry
Average Salary
Telecommunication
Telecommunication
$107,842
$108k
Finance
Finance
$103,666
$104k
Manufacturing
Manufacturing
$103,263
$103k
Technology
Technology
$94,486
$94k

Senior Systems Engineer Salary History

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

National Average
Ashburn, VA

Recently Added Senior Systems Engineer Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
The Goyak Group
Senior Terminal Systems Engineer, EL Segundo
04/26/2020
$110,000
Apps Systems Engineer 6/SR Developer
04/25/2020
$113,400
Apps Systems Engineer 6/SR Developer
04/25/2020
$113,400
Senior Systems Engineer
04/24/2020
$95,000
Management Decisions, Inc.
Senior Systems Engineer/Cleared Position/Fairfax
04/20/2020
$104,350
Management Decisions, Inc.
SR. Systems Engineer
04/20/2020
$115,000
Management Decisions, Inc.
Senior Systems Engineer/Financial Services
04/20/2020
$150,000
Management Decisions, Inc.
Senior Systems Engineer
04/20/2020
$115,000
SR. Systems Engineer
04/09/2020
$125,220
Power System Engineer II or Senior
04/05/2020
$68,450
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