How much does an Senior Engineer make in the United States? The average Senior Engineer salary in the United States is $98,000 as of August 27, 2021, but the range typically falls between $88,900 and $112,300. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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25% $88,900 10% $80,615 90% $125,319 75% $112,300 $98,000 50%(Median)
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The Senior Engineer oversees the design, development, implementation, and analysis of technical products and systems. Typically performs multiple engineering-related tasks in various assignments within the organization. Being a Senior Engineer may guide and train less experienced engineers. Has broad knowledge of engineering procedures and assists in the resolution of complex problems. In addition, Senior Engineer requires a bachelor's degree of engineering. Typically reports to a supervisor or manager. Being a Senior Engineer contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. Work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. Working as a Senior Engineer typically requires 4 to 7 years of related experience. (Copyright 2021 Salary.com)

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