Principal Engineer Salaries

41,822 Salaries

Average Base Pay
$113,997 / yr
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Additional Cash Compensation

Average$7,923
Range$1,672 - $23,891

How much does a Principal Engineer make?

The national average salary for a Principal Engineer is $113,997 in United States. Filter by location to see Principal Engineer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 41,822 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Engineer employees.

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Principal Engineer

Western Digital

$112,500/yr

Range: $80K - $161K

183 salaries

$112,500/yr
$80K$161K

Principal Engineer

Westinghouse

$114,386/yr

Range: $98K - $170K

131 salaries

$114,386/yr
$98K$170K

Principal Engineer

GLOBALFOUNDRIES

$112,031/yr

Range: $72K - $142K

101 salaries

$112,031/yr
$72K$142K

Principal Engineer

Broadcom

$156,892/yr

Range: $108K - $183K

89 salaries

$156,892/yr
$108K$183K

Principal Engineer

Honeywell

$126,769/yr

Range: $105K - $167K

66 salaries

$126,769/yr
$105K$167K

Principal Engineer

Intel Corporation

$196,240/yr

Range: $150K - $246K

64 salaries

$196,240/yr
$150K$246K

Principal Engineer

Cisco Systems

$199,653/yr

Range: $145K - $234K

57 salaries

$199,653/yr
$145K$234K

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Principal Engineer

Qualcomm

$199,934/yr

Range: $154K - $240K

57 salaries

$199,934/yr
$154K$240K

Principal Engineer

Comcast

$138,439/yr

Range: $119K - $176K

53 salaries

$138,439/yr
$119K$176K

Principal Engineer

Siemens

$107,921/yr

Range: $93K - $169K

48 salaries

$107,921/yr
$93K$169K

Principal Engineer

Oracle

$143,016/yr

Range: $97K - $205K

48 salaries

$143,016/yr
$97K$205K

Principal Engineer

Baxter

$97,254/yr

Range: $83K - $119K

45 salaries

$97,254/yr
$83K$119K

Principal Engineer

Verizon

$125,905/yr

Range: $102K - $172K

43 salaries

$125,905/yr
$102K$172K

Principal Engineer

REI Systems

$126,351/yr

Range: $107K - $142K

41 salaries

$126,351/yr
$107K$142K

Principal Engineer

LCC International

$102,525/yr

Range: $90K - $115K

39 salaries

$102,525/yr
$90K$115K

Principal Engineer

Autodesk

$144,104/yr

Range: $117K - $173K

39 salaries

$144,104/yr
$117K$173K

Principal Engineer

Emulex

$153,335/yr

Range: $132K - $167K

34 salaries

$153,335/yr
$132K$167K

Principal Engineer

Dell Technologies

$122,643/yr

Range: $100K - $160K

31 salaries

$122,643/yr
$100K$160K

Principal Engineer

Spectrum

$148,624/yr

Range: $122K - $191K

30 salaries

$148,624/yr
$122K$191K

Principal Engineer

MITRE

$170,383/yr

Range: $146K - $190K

30 salaries

$170,383/yr
$146K$190K
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Recent Salary Reports

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

$118,000
per year
A Principal Engineer in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $118,000 per year
Additional Pay
$12k cash bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$150,000
per year
A Principal Engineer in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $150,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Chicago, IL Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$134,000
per year
A Principal Engineer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $134,000 per year
Additional Pay
$20k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$149,000
per year
A Principal Engineer in the Austin, TX Area area reported making $149,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Austin, TX Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$175,000
per year
A Principal Engineer in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $175,000 per year
Additional Pay
$20k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$135,550
per year
A Principal Engineer in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $135,550 per year
Additional Pay
$25k cash bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$130,000
per year
A Principal Engineer in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $130,000 per year
Additional Pay
$1 cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Houston, TX Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$146,000
per year
A Principal Engineer in the Santa Barbara, CA Area area reported making $146,000 per year
Additional Pay
$4k profit sharing
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Santa Barbara, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
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