Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Senior Staff Engineer make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

Industry

$163,685 / yrTotal Pay
$140,888 / yrBase Pay
$22,797 / yrAdditional Pay

$163,685

 / yr
$102K$323K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Senior Staff Engineer is $163,685 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $140,888 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $22,797 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Senior Staff Engineer

$163,685 /yr
Senior Staff Engineer
$172,070 /yr
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What is the pay outlook for Engineering?

Engineering jobs are in high demand with workers receiving generous compensation packages and bonuses. Engineering offers ample opportunity for growth and development with transferable skills across an array of fields from software, supply chain and logistics to aerospace. Most roles require at least a bachelor’s degree. To remain competitive, job-seekers should consider specialization or skill-specific programs such as coding boot-camps or certifications.

Recent Salaries Shared

For senior staff engineer

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Basic Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Sr Staff Engineer

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$221,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Senior Staff Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$295,000

/yr

$201K | $94K

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Senior Staff ASIC Engineer

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$199,999

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Senior Staff Engineer

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$145,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Senior Staff Engineer

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$220,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Sr Staff Engineer

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$150,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Senior Staff Engineer

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$125,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Sr Staff Engineer

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$100,000

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

7-9 years
2 days ago
Senior Staff Engineer

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$180,000

/yr

$147K | $33K

Submitted2 days ago

15+ years
2 days ago

Senior Staff Engineer pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Senior Staff Engineer is $140,888 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Senior Staff Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 2660 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Senior Staff Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a Senior Staff Engineer in United States is $203,208 per year.

The lowest salary for a Senior Staff Engineer in United States is $97,681 per year.

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