Salary: Principal Engineer | Glassdoor

Principal Engineer Salaries

About This Data
59,123 SalariesUpdated Feb 17, 2019
To filter salaries for Principal Engineer, or .
To filter salaries for Principal Engineer, or .
Average Base Pay
$115,217/yr
Not enough reports to show salary distribution
$89K
Low
$115K
Average
$163K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$7,978
Range$1,682 - $24,078
How much does a Principal Engineer make?

The national average salary for a Principal Engineer is $115,217 in United States. Filter by location to see Principal Engineer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 59,123 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Engineer employees.

Are you paid fairly?

Get a free, personalized salary estimate based on today's market

Open Principal Engineer Jobs

Loading Jobs

Salaries by Company

SortPopular | Most Reports | Salary
Filter by Location
    or
    Search for Specific Employer
      Average Base Salaries in (USD)
      Company
      Average Base Salaries in (USD)
      Low
      High
      Western Digital
      $104,387/yr
      Range: $81K - $150K
      159 salaries
      $104,387/yr
      $81K$150K
      Westinghouse
      $108,000/yr
      Range: $90K - $138K
      115 salaries
      $108,000/yr
      $90K$138K
      GLOBALFOUNDRIES
      $107,053/yr
      Range: $81K - $135K
      96 salaries
      $107,053/yr
      $81K$135K
      Broadcom
      $145,644/yr
      Range: $100K - $176K
      80 salaries
      $145,644/yr
      $100K$176K
      Honeywell
      $117,021/yr
      Range: $98K - $163K
      61 salaries
      $117,021/yr
      $98K$163K
      Intel Corporation
      $185,000/yr
      Range: $112K - $230K
      53 salaries
      $185,000/yr
      $112K$230K
      Cisco Systems
      $187,960/yr
      Range: $135K - $234K
      51 salaries
      $187,960/yr
      $135K$234K

      Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Salary

      Comcast
      $128,257/yr
      Range: $109K - $156K
      50 salaries
      $128,257/yr
      $109K$156K
      Qualcomm
      $186,500/yr
      Range: $150K - $230K
      49 salaries
      $186,500/yr
      $150K$230K
      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
      Oracle
      $133,096/yr
      Range: $92K - $190K
      41 salaries
      $133,096/yr
      $92K$190K
      REI Systems
      $113,871/yr
      Range: $95K - $133K
      41 salaries
      $113,871/yr
      $95K$133K
      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
      Verizon
      $120,000/yr
      Range: $98K - $151K
      30 salaries
      $120,000/yr
      $98K$151K
      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
      $131,989/yr
      Range: $115K - $150K
      24 salaries
      $131,989/yr
      $115K$150K

      Recent Salary Reports

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

      $203,000
      per year
      A Principal Engineer in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $203,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $31k cash bonus
      $175k stock bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      San Jose, CA Area area
      Full-time
       
      1001 to 5000 employees
      Company - Public
      $205,000
      per year
      A Principal Engineer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $205,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      3-4 years experience
      New York City, NY Area area
      Full-time
       
      201 to 500 employees
      Company - Private
      $105,000
      per year
      A Principal Engineer in the Lakeland, FL Area area reported making $105,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Lakeland, FL Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Private
      $85,000
      per year
      A Principal Engineer in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $85,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      8-10 years experience
      San Francisco, CA Area area
      Full-time
       
      1 to 50 employees
      Company - Private
      $106,000
      per year
      A Principal Engineer in the Kansas City, MO Area area reported making $106,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $2k cash bonus
      Job Highlights
      8-10 years experience
      Kansas City, MO Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      Don't Miss Out On a Job You Love
      Upload a resume to easily apply to jobs from anywhere. It's simple to set up.