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Principal Engineer Salaries in Washington, DC Area

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Average Base Pay
$127,229/yr
10% above national average
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$97K
Low
$127K
Average
$168K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$8,393
Range$1,720 - $25,900
How much does a Principal Engineer make in Washington, DC ?

The average salary for a Principal Engineer is $127,229 in Washington, DC . Salaries estimates are based on 1,833 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Engineer employees in Washington, DC .

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    Average Base Salaries in (USD)
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    Average Base Salaries in (USD)
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    LCC International
    $101,191/yr
    Range: $89K - $114K
    18 salaries
    $101,191/yr
    $89K$114K
    MITRE
    $165,140/yr
    Range: $150K - $188K
    14 salaries
    $165,140/yr
    $150K$188K
    Expression Networks
    $101,043/yr
    Range: $97K - $105K
    1 employee salary or estimate
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    $97K - $105K
    $97K$105K
    MITRE
    $172,253/yr
    Range: $140K - $208K
    17 salaries
    $172,253/yr
    $140K$208K
    MITRE
    $164,000/yr
    Range: $148K - $181K
    15 salaries
    $164,000/yr
    $148K$181K
    MITRE
    $164,254/yr
    Range: $126K - $182K
    7 salaries
    $164,254/yr
    $126K$182K
    SAIC
    $126,236/yr
    Range: $125K - $130K
    3 salaries
    $126,236/yr
    $125K$130K

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    MicroStrategy
    $105,239/yr
    Range: $91K - $116K
    3 salaries
    $105,239/yr
    $91K$116K
    MITRE
    $211,946/yr
    Range: $158K - $214K
    3 salaries
    $211,946/yr
    $158K$214K
    MITRE
    $194,005/yr
    Range: $189K - $195K
    3 salaries
    $194,005/yr
    $189K$195K
    BAE Systems USA
    $133,163/yr
    Range: $124K - $144K
    2 salaries
    About
    $124K - $144K
    $124K$144K
    Leidos
    $170,043/yr
    Range: $156K - $188K
    2 salaries
    About
    $156K - $188K
    $156K$188K
    MicroStrategy
    $96,267/yr
    Range: $90K - $101K
    2 salaries
    About
    $90K - $101K
    $90K$101K
    Gannett
    $125,249/yr
    Range: $115K - $136K
    2 salaries
    About
    $115K - $136K
    $115K$136K
    About
    $161K - $177K
    $161K$177K
    Cvent
    $143,536/yr
    Range: $112K - $178K
    2 salaries
    About
    $112K - $178K
    $112K$178K
    Capital One
    $130,733/yr
    Range: $125K - $135K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $125K - $135K
    $125K$135K
    Dell
    $177,253/yr
    Range: $171K - $186K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $171K - $186K
    $171K$186K
    Northrop Grumman
    $67/hr
    Range: $64 - $70
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $64 - $70
    hourly
    $64$70
    Northrop Grumman
    $166,674/yr
    Range: $161K - $173K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $161K - $173K
    $161K$173K

    Recent Salary Reports

    Below are the most recent Principal Engineer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

    $109,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer I reported making $109,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    1001 to 5000 employees
    Subsidiary or Business Segment
    $176,417
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $176,417 per year
    Additional Pay
    $50k cash bonus
    $35k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    Subsidiary or Business Segment
    $95,816
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $95,816 per year
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    201 to 500 employees
    Subsidiary or Business Segment
    $176,503
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $176,503 per year
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    5001 to 10000 employees
    Nonprofit Organization
    $173,823
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $173,823 per year
    Job Highlights
    5-7 years experience
    Full-time
     
    201 to 500 employees
    Company - Private
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