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Principal Design Engineer Salaries

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12,416 SalariesUpdated Sep 15, 2018
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Average Base Pay
$131,541/yr
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$103K
Low
$132K
Average
$175K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$6,813
Range$1,499 - $22,387
How much does a Principal Design Engineer make?

The national average salary for a Principal Design Engineer is $131,541 in United States. Filter by location to see Principal Design Engineer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 12,416 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Design Engineer employees.

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      Average Base Salaries in (USD)
      Company
      Average Base Salaries in (USD)
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      High
      Broadcom
      $142,141/yr
      Range: $132K - $168K
      35 salaries
      $142,141/yr
      $132K$168K
      Arm
      $160,076/yr
      Range: $144K - $210K
      21 salaries
      $160,076/yr
      $144K$210K
      Microchip Technology
      $100,339/yr
      Range: $90K - $117K
      14 salaries
      $100,339/yr
      $90K$117K
      Applied Micro Circuits
      $148,909/yr
      Range: $107K - $242K
      14 salaries
      $148,909/yr
      $107K$242K
      AMD
      $120,593/yr
      Range: $109K - $143K
      12 salaries
      $120,593/yr
      $109K$143K
      Fluor
      $160,244/yr
      Range: $141K - $171K
      11 salaries
      $160,244/yr
      $141K$171K
      Cadence Design Systems
      $148,000/yr
      Range: $120K - $173K
      11 salaries
      $148,000/yr
      $120K$173K

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      Solar Turbines
      $109,544/yr
      Range: $100K - $128K
      8 salaries
      $109,544/yr
      $100K$128K
      Intersil
      $142,013/yr
      Range: $137K - $168K
      8 salaries
      $142,013/yr
      $137K$168K
      ON Semiconductor
      $122,479/yr
      Range: $94K - $131K
      6 salaries
      $122,479/yr
      $94K$131K
      Cypress Semiconductor
      $137,997/yr
      Range: $113K - $152K
      5 salaries
      $137,997/yr
      $113K$152K
      Microsoft
      $212,092/yr
      Range: $182K - $237K
      4 salaries
      $212,092/yr
      $182K$237K
      Standard Microsystems
      $117,104/yr
      Range: $95K - $123K
      4 salaries
      $117,104/yr
      $95K$123K
      Intel Corporation
      $170,432/yr
      Range: $132K - $183K
      3 salaries
      $170,432/yr
      $132K$183K
      L3 Technologies
      $110,839/yr
      Range: $106K - $155K
      3 salaries
      $110,839/yr
      $106K$155K
      Micron Technology
      $145,000/yr
      Range: $112K - $165K
      3 salaries
      $145,000/yr
      $112K$165K
      Analog Devices
      $140,964/yr
      Range: $141K - $141K
      3 salaries
      $140,964/yr
      $141K$141K
      Maxim Integrated
      $135,824/yr
      Range: $113K - $150K
      3 salaries
      $135,824/yr
      $113K$150K
      Itron
      $115,000/yr
      Range: $108K - $116K
      3 salaries
      $115,000/yr
      $108K$116K
      Fairchild Semiconductor
      $135,061/yr
      Range: $130K - $142K
      3 salaries
      $135,061/yr
      $130K$142K

      Recent Salary Reports

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

      $142,000
      per year
      A Principal Hardware Design Engineer in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $142,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $5k cash bonus
      $5k profit sharing
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Washington, DC Area area
      Full-time
       
      1001 to 5000 employees
      Subsidiary or Business Segment
      $210,000
      per year
      A Principal Design Engineer in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $210,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $20k cash bonus
      $20k profit sharing
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      San Jose, CA Area area
      Full-time
       
      5001 to 10000 employees
      Subsidiary or Business Segment
      $140,000
      per year
      A Principal Hardware Design Engineer in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $140,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Atlanta, GA Area area
      Full-time
       
      1001 to 5000 employees
      Company - Public
      $168,000
      per year
      A Principal Design Engineer in the Greenville, SC Area area reported making $168,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Greenville, SC Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $155,000
      per year
      A Principal Design Engineer in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $155,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $20k cash bonus
      $30k stock bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      San Jose, CA Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
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