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Principal Research Engineer Salaries

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Average Base Pay
$131,727/yr
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$97K
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$132K
Average
$182K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$8,988
Range$2,205 - $24,550
How much does a Principal Research Engineer make?

The national average salary for a Principal Research Engineer is $131,727 in United States. Filter by location to see Principal Research Engineer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 3,039 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
      $135,476/yr
      Range: $125K - $138K
      6 salaries
      $135,476/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: $135K - $152K
      2 salaries
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      $135K - $152K
      $135K$152K

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      Lockheed Martin
      $122,091/yr
      Range: $87K - $161K
      2 salaries
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      $87K - $161K
      $87K$161K
      Comcast
      $221,129/yr
      Range: $208K - $234K
      2 salaries
      About
      $208K - $234K
      $208K$234K
      Vanderbilt University
      $106,500/yr
      Range: $100K - $111K
      2 salaries
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      $100K - $111K
      $100K$111K
      AbbVie
      $156,498/yr
      Range: $133K - $181K
      2 salaries
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      $133K - $181K
      $133K$181K
      Western Digital
      $127,500/yr
      Range: $122K - $134K
      2 salaries
      About
      $122K - $134K
      $122K$134K
      Northeastern University
      $96,833/yr
      Range: $90K - $103K
      2 salaries
      About
      $90K - $103K
      $90K$103K
      Nuance
      $137,540/yr
      Range: $126K - $150K
      2 salaries
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      $126K - $150K
      $126K$150K
      SRI International
      $164,000/yr
      Range: $158K - $173K
      2 salaries
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      $158K - $173K
      $158K$173K
      Solar Turbines
      $103,378/yr
      Range: $99K - $107K
      2 salaries
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      $99K - $107K
      $99K$107K
      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: $128K - $139K
      1 employee salary or estimate
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      $128K - $139K
      $128K$139K
      SolarCity
      $122,107/yr
      Range: $118K - $126K
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      $118K - $126K
      $118K$126K
      Cleveland Clinic
      $65,645/yr
      Range: $62K - $68K
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      $62K - $68K
      $62K$68K

      Recent Salary Reports

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

      $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
      $144,000
      per year
      A Principal Research Engineer in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $144,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Atlanta, GA Area area
      Full-time
       
      1001 to 5000 employees
      Subsidiary or Business Segment
      $133,000
      per year
      A Principal Research Engineer in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $133,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $8k stock bonus
      $9k profit sharing
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Chicago, IL Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $165,000
      per year
      A Principal Research Engineer in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $165,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      5-7 years experience
      San Francisco, CA Area area
      Full-time
       
      1001 to 5000 employees
      Nonprofit Organization
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