How much does a Principal Electrical Engineer make?

Updated May 12, 2021

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$136,203 /yr
Average Base Pay

202 salaries

$108K

Low

$136K

Average

$172K

High

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The national average salary for a Principal Electrical Engineer is $136,203 in United States. Filter by location to see Principal Electrical Engineer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 202 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Electrical Engineer employees.

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Principal Electrical Engineer$136,203 /yr
L6
Senior Principal Electrical Engineer$152,176 /yr
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Raytheon Technologies
3.9

Raytheon Technologies

Principal Electrical Engineer

$151,109

 /yr
Range: $131K - $203K
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$131K

$203K

$131,144 - $202,843 Range

Northrop Grumman
4

Northrop Grumman

Principal Electrical Engineer

$120,620

 /yr
Range: $92K - $153K

$92K

$153K

$92,200 - $152,605 Range

BAE Systems USA
3.8

BAE Systems USA

Principal Electrical Engineer

$131,297

 /yr
Range: $113K - $217K

$113K

$217K

$112,857 - $217,196 Range

Skyworks Solutions
3.6

Skyworks Solutions

Principal Electrical Engineer

$148,886

 /yr
Range: $133K - $160K

$133K

$160K

$133,207 - $159,935 Range

Orbital ATK
3.6

Orbital ATK

Principal Electrical Engineer

$123,323

 /yr
Range: $104K - $153K

$104K

$153K

$104,065 - $153,180 Range

Honeywell
3.7

Honeywell

Principal Electrical Engineer

$128,590

 /yr
Range: $116K - $164K

$116K

$164K

$115,890 - $163,773 Range

Westinghouse
2.9

Westinghouse

Principal Electrical Engineer

$121,939

 /yr
Range: $107K - $134K

$107K

$134K

$106,550 - $134,098 Range

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Microsoft
4.4

Microsoft

Principal Electrical Engineer

$204,914

 /yr
Range: $199K - $239K

$199K

$239K

$198,855 - $238,934 Range

OSRAM
3.6

OSRAM

Principal Electrical Engineer

$111,789

 /yr
Range: $106K - $145K

$106K

$145K

$105,718 - $144,766 Range

Medtronic
4

Medtronic

Principal Electrical Engineer

$135,385

 /yr
Range: $132K - $153K

$132K

$153K

$131,893 - $152,564 Range

Rockwell Collins
3.6

Rockwell Collins

Principal Electrical Engineer

$145,117

 /yr
Range: $136K - $161K

$136K

$161K

$136,218 - $161,429 Range

L3 Technologies
3.2

L3 Technologies

Principal Electrical Engineer

$125,831

 /yr
Range: $111K - $178K

$111K

$178K

$110,812 - $177,852 Range

Parsons Corporation
3.9

Parsons Corporation

Principal Electrical Engineer

$123,789

 /yr
Range: $111K - $145K

$111K

$145K

$111,041 - $144,893 Range

Halliburton
3.6

Halliburton

Principal Electrical Engineer

$113,270

 /yr
Range: $94K - $142K

$94K

$142K

$93,607 - $141,569 Range

Emerson
3.7

Emerson

Principal Electrical Engineer

$121,421

 /yr
Range: $113K - $126K

$113K

$126K

$112,735 - $125,571 Range

Sierra Nevada Corporation
3.8

Sierra Nevada Corporation

Principal Electrical Engineer

$124,452

 /yr
Range: $120K - $148K

$120K

$148K

$120,062 - $148,158 Range

HARMAN
3.8

HARMAN

Principal Electrical Engineer

$121,384

 /yr
Range: $115K - $134K

$115K

$134K

$114,631 - $133,613 Range

Cubic
3.5

Cubic

Principal Electrical Engineer

$166,276

 /yr
Range: $124K - $179K

$124K

$179K

$124,271 - $179,092 Range

Orbital Sciences
3.5

Orbital Sciences

Principal Electrical Engineer

$122,707

 /yr
Range: $110K - $125K

$110K

$125K

$110,490 - $125,092 Range

General Dynamics Information Technology
3.8

General Dynamics Information Technology

Principal Electrical Engineer
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$102K -$117K

$102K

$117K

$102,180 - $117,252 Range

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Frequently asked questions about Principal Electrical Engineer salaries

The average salary for a Principal Electrical Engineer is $136,203 in United States. Salaries estimates are based on 202 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Electrical Engineer employees in United States.

The highest salary for a Principal Electrical Engineer in United States is $172,426 per year.

The lowest salary for a Principal Electrical Engineer in United States is $107,589 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

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$125,234
per year
A Principal Electrical Engineer in the Manchester, NH Area area reported making $125,234 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Manchester, NH Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$148,000
per year
A Principal Electrical Engineer in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $148,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$140,000
per year
A Principal Electrical Engineer in the Phoenix, AZ Area area reported making $140,000 per year
Additional Pay
$5k cash bonus
$200 stock bonus
$2k profit sharing
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Phoenix, AZ Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$190,000
per year
A Principal Electrical Engineer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $190,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Contract
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public
$148,000
per year
A Principal Electrical Engineer in the Tucson, AZ Area area reported making $148,000 per year
Additional Pay
$10k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Tucson, AZ Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
$139,690
per year
A Principal Electrical Engineer in the Albuquerque, NM Area area reported making $139,690 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Albuquerque, NM Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$139,000
per year
A Principal Electrical Engineer in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $139,000 per year
Additional Pay
$8k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$132,935
per year
A Principal Electrical Engineer in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $132,935 per year
Additional Pay
$8k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$91,645
per year
A Principal Electrical Engineer in the Oklahoma City, OK Area area reported making $91,645 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Oklahoma City, OK Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$143,716
per year
A Principal Electrical Engineer in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $143,716 per year
Additional Pay
$2 cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
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