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Average Base Pay
$120,458/yr
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$87K
Low
$120K
Average
$167K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$8,464
Range$2,097 - $22,938
How much does a Principal Research Engineer make?

The national average salary for a Principal Research Engineer is $120,458 in United States. Filter by location to see Principal Research Engineer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 3,002 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Research Engineer employees.

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      HGST
      $129,453/yr
      Range: $118K - $144K
      28 salaries
      $129,453/yr
      $118K$144K
      Air Products
      $103,862/yr
      Range: $100K - $123K
      14 salaries
      $103,862/yr
      $100K$123K
      Symantec
      $136,187/yr
      Range: $116K - $148K
      6 salaries
      $136,187/yr
      $116K$148K
      BAE Systems USA
      $135,953/yr
      Range: $125K - $138K
      5 salaries
      $135,953/yr
      $125K$138K
      AOL
      $119,525/yr
      Range: $101K - $160K
      5 salaries
      $119,525/yr
      $101K$160K
      Georgia Tech Research Institute
      $160,000/yr
      Range: $144K - $167K
      3 salaries
      $160,000/yr
      $144K$167K
      Amazon
      $143,231/yr
      Range: $137K - $152K
      2 salaries
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      $137K - $152K
      $137K$152K

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      Lockheed Martin
      $122,091/yr
      Range: $85K - $161K
      2 salaries
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      $85K - $161K
      $85K$161K
      Comcast
      $221,129/yr
      Range: $211K - $232K
      2 salaries
      About
      $211K - $232K
      $211K$232K
      Vanderbilt University
      $106,500/yr
      Range: $101K - $111K
      2 salaries
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      $101K - $111K
      $101K$111K
      AbbVie
      $156,498/yr
      Range: $134K - $182K
      2 salaries
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      $134K - $182K
      $134K$182K
      Western Digital
      $127,500/yr
      Range: $120K - $134K
      2 salaries
      About
      $120K - $134K
      $120K$134K
      Northeastern University
      $96,833/yr
      Range: $89K - $104K
      2 salaries
      About
      $89K - $104K
      $89K$104K
      Nuance
      $137,540/yr
      Range: $128K - $149K
      2 salaries
      About
      $128K - $149K
      $128K$149K
      SRI International
      $164,000/yr
      Range: $157K - $171K
      2 salaries
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      $157K - $171K
      $157K$171K
      Arm
      $178,893/yr
      Range: $152K - $207K
      2 salaries
      About
      $152K - $207K
      $152K$207K
      Solar Turbines
      $103,378/yr
      Range: $100K - $108K
      2 salaries
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      $100K - $108K
      $100K$108K
      Fujitsu
      $180,000/yr
      Range: $171K - $187K
      1 employee salary or estimate
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      $171K - $187K
      $171K$187K
      Abbott Labs
      $133,000/yr
      Range: $127K - $138K
      1 employee salary or estimate
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      $127K - $138K
      $127K$138K
      SolarCity
      $122,107/yr
      Range: $117K - $126K
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      $117K - $126K
      $117K$126K

      Recent Salary Reports

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

      $185,000
      per year
      A Principal Research Engineer in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $185,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $3k stock bonus
      Job Highlights
      5-7 years experience
      San Jose, CA Area area
      Full-time
       
      1001 to 5000 employees
      Company - Public
      $200,000
      per year
      A Principal Research Engineer in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $200,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $30k cash bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      San Jose, CA Area area
      Full-time
       
      5001 to 10000 employees
      Subsidiary or Business Segment
      $180,000
      per year
      A Principal Research Engineer in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $180,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $20k cash bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Boston, MA Area area
      Full-time
       
      5001 to 10000 employees
      Company - Private
      $184,000
      per year
      A Principal Research Engineer in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $184,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $5k cash bonus
      $23k stock bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Los Angeles, CA Area area
       
      Full-time
      Company - Public
      $129,000
      per year
      A Principal Research Engineer in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $129,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $10k cash bonus
      $5k stock bonus
      Job Highlights
      3-4 years experience
      San Jose, CA Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
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