Principal Design Engineer Salaries

18,300 Salaries

Average Base Pay
$106,059 / yr
Not enough reports to show salary distribution

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$5,940
Range$1,335 - $19,139

How much does a Principal Design Engineer make?

The national average salary for a Principal Design Engineer is $106,059 in United States. Filter by location to see Principal Design Engineer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 18,300 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Design Engineer employees.

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Recent Salary Reports

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$193,882
per year
A Principal Design Engineer in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $193,882 per year
Additional Pay
$30k cash bonus
$50k stock bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$210,000
per year
A Principal Design Engineer in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $210,000 per year
Additional Pay
$25k cash bonus
$10k profit sharing
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$131,386
per year
A Principal RF Design Engineer in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $131,386 per year
Additional Pay
$26k cash bonus
$150k stock bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$163,897
per year
A Principal Design Engineer in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $163,897 per year
Additional Pay
$17k cash bonus
$5k stock bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Jose, CA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$128,973
per year
A Principal Hardware Design Engineer in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $128,973 per year
Additional Pay
$11k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$197,924
per year
A Principal Design Engineer in the Sacramento, CA Area area reported making $197,924 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Sacramento, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$108,858
per year
A Principal Design Engineer in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $108,858 per year
Additional Pay
$9k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$89,066
per year
A Principal Design Engineer in the Phoenix, AZ Area area reported making $89,066 per year
Additional Pay
$2k cash bonus
$10k stock bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Phoenix, AZ Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
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