What does a Principal Engineer do?

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Average Years of Experience

0 - 1
0%
2 - 4
83%
5 - 7
9%
8+
8%

Common Skill Sets

Written Communication
Operating Systems
Packet Forwarding
GO Python
MIS
Cost Estimates
Datacenters
Cloud

Principal Engineer Seniority Levels

L5
Principal Engineer
$146,130/yr
Project Engineer
22% made the transition
Production Engineer
8% made the transition
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Principal Engineer Salaries

Average Base Pay

$146,130 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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$108K
Median: $146K
$199K
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