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Principal Engineer Salaries

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Average Base Pay
$108,825/yr
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$81K
Low
$109K
Average
$152K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$7,688
Range$1,631 - $23,096
How much does a Principal Engineer make?

The national average salary for a Principal Engineer is $108,825 in United States. Filter by location to see Principal Engineer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 68,284 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Engineer employees.

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      Average Base Salaries in (USD)
      Company
      Average Base Salaries in (USD)
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      Western Digital
      $105,418/yr
      Range: $81K - $150K
      153 salaries
      $105,418
      $81K$150K
      Westinghouse
      $108,969/yr
      Range: $90K - $138K
      114 salaries
      $108,969
      $90K$138K
      GLOBALFOUNDRIES
      $106,739/yr
      Range: $81K - $135K
      86 salaries
      $106,739
      $81K$135K
      Broadcom
      $144,395/yr
      Range: $100K - $176K
      78 salaries
      $144,395
      $100K$176K
      Honeywell
      $117,947/yr
      Range: $98K - $155K
      59 salaries
      $117,947
      $98K$155K
      Cisco Systems
      $188,139/yr
      Range: $135K - $234K
      50 salaries
      $188,139
      $135K$234K
      Intel Corporation
      $184,854/yr
      Range: $112K - $230K
      49 salaries
      $184,854
      $112K$230K

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      Comcast
      $128,655/yr
      Range: $109K - $156K
      46 salaries
      $128,655
      $109K$156K
      Qualcomm
      $183,834/yr
      Range: $150K - $230K
      45 salaries
      $183,834
      $150K$230K
      Siemens
      $109,700/yr
      Range: $90K - $165K
      44 salaries
      $109,700
      $90K$165K
      Baxter
      $94,208/yr
      Range: $77K - $111K
      42 salaries
      $94,208
      $77K$111K
      REI Systems
      $113,977/yr
      Range: $95K - $133K
      41 salaries
      $113,977
      $95K$133K
      LCC International
      $96,681/yr
      Range: $83K - $109K
      39 salaries
      $96,681
      $83K$109K
      Oracle
      $132,727/yr
      Range: $92K - $190K
      39 salaries
      $132,727
      $92K$190K
      Autodesk
      $137,453/yr
      Range: $110K - $163K
      36 salaries
      $137,453
      $110K$163K
      Emulex
      $143,313/yr
      Range: $124K - $156K
      34 salaries
      $143,313
      $124K$156K
      Amgen
      $130,282/yr
      Range: $107K - $153K
      25 salaries
      $130,282
      $107K$153K
      Yahoo
      $157,948/yr
      Range: $122K - $177K
      25 salaries
      $157,948
      $122K$177K
      T-Mobile
      $130,536/yr
      Range: $115K - $150K
      22 salaries
      $130,536
      $115K$150K
      MITRE
      $157,487/yr
      Range: $143K - $175K
      22 salaries
      $157,487
      $143K$175K

      Recent Salary Reports

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

      $196,000
      per year
      A Principal Engineer in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $196,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      San Jose, CA Area area
      Full-time
       
      201 to 500 employees
      Company - Private
      $102,000
      per year
      A Principal Engineer in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $102,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Atlanta, GA Area area
      Full-time
       
      1001 to 5000 employees
      Company - Public
      $190,000
      per year
      A Principal Engineer in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $190,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $15k cash bonus
      $10k stock bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      San Jose, CA Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $145,000
      per year
      A Principal Engineer in the Ann Arbor, MI Area area reported making $145,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $20k cash bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Ann Arbor, MI Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $150,000
      per year
      A Principal Engineer in the Austin, TX Area area reported making $150,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $4 cash bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Austin, TX Area area
      Full-time
       
      1001 to 5000 employees
      Subsidiary or Business Segment
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