How much does a Senior Systems Engineer make? The average Senior Systems Engineer salary is $115,053 as of October 28, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $101,552 and $132,059. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Valiant Integrated Services - Quantico , VA
Valiant Integrated Services is seeking a Principal Enterprise Architect / Senior Systems Engineer to fill a position on the MAGTF Staff Training Program (MSTP) task order. This key role is a working ...
Valiant Integrated Services - 25 days ago
Peraton is seeking a Senior Systems Engineer in Chantilly, VA to support our Intelligence Community customer as part of a highly talented, highly motivated and high-performing team. As part of the ...
Peraton - 24 days ago
Peraton - Herndon , VA
Peraton is seeking a motivated, customer-oriented, Systems Engineer to provide cloud and data center development and sustainment services in a diverse operating system environment. * Design, develop ...
Peraton - 9 days ago
Sierra Nevada Corporation - Herndon , VA
As a Systems Engineer, you will be using your skills and expertise to research, architect, model, simulate, test, certify and improve cutting edge products and services. You'll be developing complex ...
Sierra Nevada - 4 days ago
Leidos - Reston , VA
The Homeland Security Solutions Operation within Leidos is seeking a Senior System Engineer with strong systems, software, and Agile experience to support a complex program to provide Agile ...
Appcast Agency - 50 days ago
Cybercoders - Ashburn , VA
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Senior Systems Engineer Salary in Major Cities

This chart shows the salary comparison for Senior Systems Engineer between major cities. San Francisco City consistently ranks #1 as of October 28, 2020. Click on the chart to see the detail salary data for Senior Systems Engineer in each city.
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City Name Average Salary
San Francisco, CA $143,816
Washington, DC $128,077
Miami, FL $112,005
Chicago, IL $122,059
Boston, MA $129,630
New York, NY $138,409
Dallas, TX $114,305
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What is the average salary for Senior Systems Engineer in 2020?
These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Senior Systems Engineer in the United States. The base salary for Senior Systems Engineer ranges from $101,552 to $132,059 with the average base salary of $115,053. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $108,843 to $151,829 with the average total cash compensation of $126,240.
Average Salary Average Salary Range
Base Salary $115,053 $101,552 - $132,059
Bonus $11,187 $7,291 - $19,770
Total Pay $126,240 $108,843 - $151,829
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What's the difference between Senior Software Systems Engineer and Senior Systems Engineer?
According to our latest salary estimation on October 28, 2020. The average salary of Senior Systems Engineer is $115,053, and the average salary of Senior Software Systems Engineer is $112,200. The average salary of Senior Software Systems Engineer is lower than Senior Systems Engineer. ( 2020-10-28 )
I am a Senior Systems Engineer, which location’s salary is higher, Barnstable, MA or New Britain, CT?
New Britain, CT typically sees higher pay than Barnstable, MA for Senior Systems Engineer. a Senior Systems Engineer Salary in New Britain, CT is $124,259 as of October 28, 2020; a Senior Systems Engineer Salary in Barnstable, MA is $121,326 as of October 28, 2020. ( 2020-10-28 )
Why does the salary of a Senior Systems Engineer vary from city to city?
The cost of living is tied to salaries. If the expenses are higher in a particular city, then the wage level will be higher as well to afford the people can opportunity to live there. This is why you're always going to make more money in New York City for example, than in a small town. ( 2020-10-28 )
What are the Pay Factors for Senior Systems Engineer?
Salary ranges for a Senior Systems Engineer can vary widely, depending on the city and several other pay factors, including (but not limited to) education level, certifications, additional skills, and work experience. Click here to view Eight Factors That Can Affect Your Pay ( 2020-10-28 )
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Last Update: October 28, 2020