How much does a Staff Engineer make?

Updated Jun 18, 2021

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$114,644 /yr
Average Base Pay

7,968 salaries

$68K

Low

$115K

Average

$192K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a Staff Engineer is $114,644 in United States. Filter by location to see Staff Engineer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 7,968 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Staff Engineer employees.

Seniority Levels

L4
Staff Engineer$114,644 /yr
L5
Principal Engineer$146,067 /yr
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Qualcomm
4.1

Qualcomm

Staff Engineer

$147,093

 /yr
Range: $68K - $204K
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$68K

$204K

$68,353 - $204,297 Range

VMware
4.3

VMware

Staff Engineer

$209,250

 /yr
Range: $68K - $291K

$68K

$291K

$67,758 - $290,867 Range

Mentor Graphics
4.2

Mentor Graphics

Staff Engineer

$173,486

 /yr
Range: $159K - $206K

$159K

$206K

$158,906 - $206,041 Range

Seagate Technology
3.8

Seagate Technology

Staff Engineer

$126,434

 /yr
Range: $71K - $165K

$71K

$165K

$70,690 - $164,895 Range

Canoo
3

Canoo

Staff Engineer

$110,629

 /yr
Range: $84K - $195K

$84K

$195K

$84,289 - $194,919 Range

Samsung Semiconductor Inc (US)
3.9

Samsung Semiconductor Inc (US)

Staff Engineer

$154,110

 /yr
Range: $132K - $182K

$132K

$182K

$132,356 - $181,674 Range

Juniper Networks
3.9

Juniper Networks

Staff Engineer

$163,827

 /yr
Range: $142K - $190K

$142K

$190K

$141,762 - $190,261 Range

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Dolby
4.3

Dolby

Staff Engineer

$162,352

 /yr
Range: $138K - $180K

$138K

$180K

$137,513 - $180,075 Range

Marvell Semiconductor
4

Marvell Semiconductor

Staff Engineer

$142,572

 /yr
Range: $101K - $185K

$101K

$185K

$101,052 - $185,276 Range

Palo Alto Networks
3.9

Palo Alto Networks

Staff Engineer

$128,548

 /yr
Range: $114K - $161K

$114K

$161K

$114,240 - $161,147 Range

Langan Engineering and Environmental Services
4.3

Langan Engineering and Environmental Services

Staff Engineer

$65,534

 /yr
Range: $53K - $77K

$53K

$77K

$53,425 - $76,942 Range

Tellabs
2.8

Tellabs

Staff Engineer

$145,957

 /yr
Range: $119K - $177K

$119K

$177K

$119,428 - $177,230 Range

IBM
3.9

IBM

Staff Engineer

$97,750

 /yr
Range: $59K - $122K

$59K

$122K

$59,097 - $121,981 Range

Terracon
3.6

Terracon

Staff Engineer

$69,187

 /yr
Range: $53K - $84K

$53K

$84K

$52,784 - $84,289 Range

CH2M
3.5

CH2M

Staff Engineer

$74,831

 /yr
Range: $64K - $83K

$64K

$83K

$64,019 - $83,151 Range

Western Digital
3.7

Western Digital

Staff Engineer

$121,426

 /yr
Range: $89K - $158K

$89K

$158K

$88,587 - $158,397 Range

Arm
4.1

Arm

Staff Engineer

$143,730

 /yr
Range: $127K - $157K

$127K

$157K

$126,752 - $156,938 Range

Intel Corporation
4.1

Intel Corporation

Staff Engineer

$145,704

 /yr
Range: $104K - $222K

$104K

$222K

$103,590 - $221,639 Range

Samsung Research America
4

Samsung Research America

Staff Engineer

$151,831

 /yr
Range: $130K - $189K

$130K

$189K

$129,743 - $189,028 Range

Pratt & Whitney
3.8

Pratt & Whitney

Staff Engineer

$120,909

 /yr
Range: $81K - $138K

$81K

$138K

$81,128 - $138,416 Range

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Recent Salary Reports

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$100,000
per year
A Staff Engineer in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $100,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$111,500
per year
A Staff Engineer in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $111,500 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$111,500
per year
A Staff Engineer in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $111,500 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$140,000
per year
A Staff Engineer in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $140,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$153,000
per year
A Staff Engineer in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $153,000 per year
Additional Pay
$10k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$111,500
per year
A Staff Engineer in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $111,500 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$250,000
per year
A Staff Engineer in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $250,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Chicago, IL Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$171,000
per year
A Staff Engineer in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $171,000 per year
Additional Pay
$20k cash bonus
$20k stock bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$104,442
per year
A Staff Engineer in the Denver, CO Area area reported making $104,442 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Denver, CO Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
$70,000
per year
A Staff Engineer in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $70,000 per year
Job Highlights
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
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