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Principal Engineer Salaries

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55,587 SalariesUpdated Dec 11, 2018
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Average Base Pay
$127,494/yr
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$100K
Low
$127K
Average
$169K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$8,532
Range$1,777 - $25,988
How much does a Principal Engineer make?

The national average salary for a Principal Engineer is $127,494 in United States. Filter by location to see Principal Engineer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 55,587 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
      $104,219/yr
      Range: $81K - $150K
      158 salaries
      $104,219/yr
      $81K$150K
      Westinghouse
      $108,000/yr
      Range: $90K - $138K
      115 salaries
      $108,000/yr
      $90K$138K
      GLOBALFOUNDRIES
      $107,301/yr
      Range: $81K - $135K
      95 salaries
      $107,301/yr
      $81K$135K
      Broadcom
      $145,644/yr
      Range: $100K - $176K
      80 salaries
      $145,644/yr
      $100K$176K
      Honeywell
      $117,290/yr
      Range: $98K - $163K
      60 salaries
      $117,290/yr
      $98K$163K
      Intel Corporation
      $185,000/yr
      Range: $112K - $230K
      52 salaries
      $185,000/yr
      $112K$230K
      Cisco Systems
      $187,960/yr
      Range: $135K - $234K
      51 salaries
      $187,960/yr
      $135K$234K

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      Qualcomm
      $186,500/yr
      Range: $150K - $230K
      49 salaries
      $186,500/yr
      $150K$230K
      Comcast
      $128,257/yr
      Range: $109K - $156K
      48 salaries
      $128,257/yr
      $109K$156K
      Siemens
      $102,718/yr
      Range: $88K - $165K
      46 salaries
      $102,718/yr
      $88K$165K
      Baxter
      $92,734/yr
      Range: $77K - $111K
      43 salaries
      $92,734/yr
      $77K$111K
      REI Systems
      $113,871/yr
      Range: $95K - $133K
      41 salaries
      $113,871/yr
      $95K$133K
      Oracle
      $133,890/yr
      Range: $92K - $190K
      40 salaries
      $133,890/yr
      $92K$190K
      LCC International
      $96,515/yr
      Range: $83K - $109K
      39 salaries
      $96,515/yr
      $83K$109K
      Autodesk
      $137,122/yr
      Range: $110K - $163K
      38 salaries
      $137,122/yr
      $110K$163K
      Emulex
      $143,945/yr
      Range: $124K - $156K
      34 salaries
      $143,945/yr
      $124K$156K
      Yahoo
      $164,934/yr
      Range: $122K - $177K
      25 salaries
      $164,934/yr
      $122K$177K
      Amgen
      $130,000/yr
      Range: $107K - $153K
      25 salaries
      $130,000/yr
      $107K$153K
      T-Mobile
      $130,628/yr
      Range: $115K - $150K
      23 salaries
      $130,628/yr
      $115K$150K
      MITRE
      $160,000/yr
      Range: $143K - $175K
      23 salaries
      $160,000/yr
      $143K$175K

      Recent Salary Reports

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

      $91,000
      per year
      A Principal Engineer in the Orlando, FL Area area reported making $91,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      3-4 years experience
      Orlando, FL Area area
      Full-time
       
      5001 to 10000 employees
      Subsidiary or Business Segment
      $190,000
      per year
      A Principal Engineer in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $190,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Boston, MA Area area
      Full-time
       
      51 to 200 employees
      Company - Private
      $145,000
      per year
      A Principal Engineer in the Denver, CO Area area reported making $145,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Denver, CO Area area
      Full-time
       
      501 to 1000 employees
      Company - Private
      $125,000
      per year
      A Principal Engineer in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $125,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Seattle, WA Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $122,000
      per year
      A Principal Engineer in the Hartford, CT Area area reported making $122,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $12k cash bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Hartford, CT Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
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