Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Staff Engineer make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

$142,019 / yrTotal Pay
$123,127 / yrBase Pay
$18,891 / yrAdditional Pay

$142,019

 / yr
$88K$305K
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The estimated total pay for a Staff Engineer is $142,019 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $123,127 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 $18,891 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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Some related job titles are Senior Design Engineer Salaries with median pay of $115,940, Staff Software Engineer Salaries with median pay of $161,047, Principal Software Engineer Salaries with median pay of $168,983, Design Engineer Salaries with median pay of $103,303.

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Qualcomm
4.1

Qualcomm

Staff Engineer

$154,836

 /yr
Range: $90K - $216K

$90K

$216K

$89,883 - $215,821 Range

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VMware
4.3

VMware

Staff Engineer

$218,186

 /yr
Range: $99K - $298K

$99K

$298K

$99,346 - $297,849 Range

Mentor Graphics
4.1

Mentor Graphics

Staff Engineer

$184,478

 /yr
Range: $169K - $201K

$169K

$201K

$168,974 - $201,434 Range

Seagate Technology
3.9

Seagate Technology

Staff Engineer

$132,493

 /yr
Range: $88K - $175K

$88K

$175K

$88,246 - $175,342 Range

Canoo
3.4

Canoo

Staff Engineer

$117,639

 /yr
Range: $90K - $207K

$90K

$207K

$89,629 - $207,268 Range

Samsung Semiconductor Inc (US)
4.1

$163,874

 /yr
Range: $141K - $190K

$141K

$190K

$140,742 - $190,462 Range

Juniper Networks
4.2

Juniper Networks

Staff Engineer

$171,385

 /yr
Range: $148K - $199K

$148K

$199K

$147,545 - $199,355 Range

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Western Digital
3.9

Western Digital

Staff Engineer

$128,672

 /yr
Range: $94K - $166K

$94K

$166K

$94,199 - $166,367 Range

Terracon
3.6

Terracon

Staff Engineer

$72,652

 /yr
Range: $56K - $90K

$56K

$90K

$56,129 - $89,629 Range

Dolby
4.2

Dolby

Staff Engineer

$172,638

 /yr
Range: $146K - $191K

$146K

$191K

$146,226 - $190,825 Range

Marvell Technology
4.3

Marvell Technology

Staff Engineer

$151,263

 /yr
Range: $107K - $192K

$107K

$192K

$107,454 - $192,370 Range

Tellabs
3.1

Tellabs

Staff Engineer

$155,368

 /yr
Range: $129K - $168K

$129K

$168K

$129,486 - $167,846 Range

Palo Alto Networks
4.1

Palo Alto Networks

Staff Engineer

$136,692

 /yr
Range: $121K - $171K

$121K

$171K

$121,478 - $171,357 Range

IBM
4.1

IBM

Staff Engineer

$103,846

 /yr
Range: $63K - $145K

$63K

$145K

$62,841 - $145,000 Range

Langan Engineering and Environmental Services
4.0

$57K

$82K

$56,810 - $81,817 Range

Arm
3.7

Arm

Staff Engineer

$153,961

 /yr
Range: $135K - $180K

$135K

$180K

$134,782 - $179,626 Range

Intel Corporation
4.3

Intel Corporation

Staff Engineer

$154,281

 /yr
Range: $110K - $245K

$110K

$245K

$110,153 - $245,183 Range

Booz Allen Hamilton
4.2

Booz Allen Hamilton

Staff Engineer

$96,432

 /yr
Range: $70K - $142K

$70K

$142K

$69,534 - $142,334 Range

GE Aviation
3.7

GE Aviation

Staff Engineer

$129,493

 /yr
Range: $107K - $180K

$107K

$180K

$107,128 - $180,471 Range

Pratt & Whitney
3.8

Pratt & Whitney

Staff Engineer

$128,205

 /yr
Range: $79K - $147K

$79K

$147K

$79,000 - $147,186 Range

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$79,500

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$12,000/yr

8 days ago by a Staff Engineer with 4 to 6 years of experience

$132,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$31,000/yr

8 days ago by a Staff Engineer with more than 15 years of experience

$53,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Staff Engineer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$200,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Staff Engineer with 10 to 14 years of experience

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$224,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Staff Engineer with 10 to 14 years of experience

$56

/hrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Staff Engineer/Swppp Coordinator with 10 to 14 years of experience

$150,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a SQA Staff Engineer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$120,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Staff Engineer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$60,000

/yrAvg Base Salary

8 days ago by a Staff Engineer with 1 to 3 years of experience

$170,000

/yrAvg Base Salary
Cash Bonus$20,000/yr
Stock Bonus$100,000/yr

8 days ago by a Staff Engineer with 4 to 6 years of experience

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Frequently asked questions about a Staff Engineer salaries

The national average salary for a Staff Engineer is $114,694 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Staff Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 8107 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Staff Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a Staff Engineer in United States is $192,400 per year.

The lowest salary for a Staff Engineer in United States is $68,371 per year.

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