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Principal Engineer Salaries

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68,284 SalariesUpdated Aug 18, 2018
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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
      $103,690/yr
      Range: $81K - $150K
      154 salaries
      $103,690/yr
      $81K$150K
      Westinghouse
      $108,000/yr
      Range: $90K - $138K
      114 salaries
      $108,000/yr
      $90K$138K
      GLOBALFOUNDRIES
      $109,299/yr
      Range: $81K - $135K
      88 salaries
      $109,299/yr
      $81K$135K
      Broadcom
      $145,288/yr
      Range: $100K - $176K
      78 salaries
      $145,288/yr
      $100K$176K
      Honeywell
      $117,290/yr
      Range: $98K - $163K
      60 salaries
      $117,290/yr
      $98K$163K
      Cisco Systems
      $188,976/yr
      Range: $135K - $234K
      50 salaries
      $188,976/yr
      $135K$234K
      Intel Corporation
      $185,000/yr
      Range: $112K - $230K
      49 salaries
      $185,000/yr
      $112K$230K

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      Comcast
      $128,061/yr
      Range: $109K - $156K
      47 salaries
      $128,061/yr
      $109K$156K
      Qualcomm
      $185,000/yr
      Range: $150K - $230K
      47 salaries
      $185,000/yr
      $150K$230K
      Siemens
      $103,424/yr
      Range: $90K - $165K
      44 salaries
      $103,424/yr
      $90K$165K
      Baxter
      $92,367/yr
      Range: $77K - $111K
      42 salaries
      $92,367/yr
      $77K$111K
      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
      Oracle
      $134,685/yr
      Range: $92K - $190K
      39 salaries
      $134,685/yr
      $92K$190K
      Autodesk
      $136,802/yr
      Range: $110K - $163K
      37 salaries
      $136,802/yr
      $110K$163K
      Emulex
      $143,945/yr
      Range: $124K - $156K
      34 salaries
      $143,945/yr
      $124K$156K
      Amgen
      $132,441/yr
      Range: $107K - $153K
      26 salaries
      $132,441/yr
      $107K$153K
      Yahoo
      $164,934/yr
      Range: $122K - $177K
      25 salaries
      $164,934/yr
      $122K$177K
      T-Mobile
      $128,538/yr
      Range: $115K - $150K
      22 salaries
      $128,538/yr
      $115K$150K
      MITRE
      $156,312/yr
      Range: $143K - $175K
      22 salaries
      $156,312/yr
      $143K$175K

      Recent Salary Reports

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

      $222,000
      per year
      A Principal Engineer in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $222,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $35k cash bonus
      $35k stock bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      San Jose, CA Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $10,044
      monthly
      A Principal Engineer in the Greenville, NC Area area reported making $10,044 per month
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Greenville, NC Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $164,000
      per year
      A Principal Engineer in the Baltimore, MD Area area reported making $164,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $7k cash bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Baltimore, MD Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $145,000
      per year
      A Principal Engineer in the Philadelphia, PA Area area reported making $145,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $25k cash bonus
      $35k stock bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Philadelphia, PA Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $135,000
      per year
      A Principal Engineer in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $135,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      8-10 years experience
      Boston, MA Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
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