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Principal Research Engineer Salaries

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4,783 SalariesUpdated Dec 4, 2017
Average Base Pay
$123,840/yr
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$91K
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$124K
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$168K
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Additional Cash Compensation

Average$8,621
Range$2,129 - $23,420
How much does a Principal Research Engineer make?

The national average salary for a Principal Research Engineer is $123,840 in United States. Filter by location to see Principal Research Engineer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 4,783 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Research Engineer employees.

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      HGST
      $130,499/yr
      Range: $118K - $144K
      28 salaries
      $130,499/yr
      $118K$144K
      Air Products
      $108,076/yr
      Range: $100K - $123K
      14 salaries
      $108,076/yr
      $100K$123K
      Symantec
      $133,694/yr
      Range: $116K - $148K
      6 salaries
      $133,694/yr
      $116K$148K
      BAE Systems USA
      $133,001/yr
      Range: $125K - $138K
      6 salaries
      $133,001/yr
      $125K$138K
      AOL
      $124,644/yr
      Range: $101K - $160K
      5 salaries
      $124,644/yr
      $101K$160K
      Amazon
      $143,855/yr
      Range: $136K - $152K
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      $136K$152K
      Lockheed Martin
      $122,924/yr
      Range: $87K - $160K
      2 salaries
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      $87K - $160K
      $87K$160K

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      Comcast
      $220,024/yr
      Range: $209K - $234K
      2 salaries
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      $209K - $234K
      $209K$234K
      Vanderbilt University
      $106,535/yr
      Range: $101K - $111K
      2 salaries
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      $101K - $111K
      $101K$111K
      AbbVie
      $157,221/yr
      Range: $134K - $182K
      2 salaries
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      $134K - $182K
      $134K$182K
      Northeastern University
      $96,994/yr
      Range: $90K - $104K
      2 salaries
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      $90K - $104K
      $90K$104K
      Nuance
      $137,516/yr
      Range: $126K - $148K
      2 salaries
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      $126K - $148K
      $126K$148K
      Georgia Tech Research Institute
      $164,233/yr
      Range: $154K - $174K
      2 salaries
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      $154K - $174K
      $154K$174K
      Solar Turbines
      $104,360/yr
      Range: $98K - $107K
      2 salaries
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      $98K - $107K
      $98K$107K
      Fujitsu
      $180,563/yr
      Range: $174K - $189K
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      $174K - $189K
      $174K$189K
      SolarCity
      $122,393/yr
      Range: $117K - $128K
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      $117K - $128K
      $117K$128K
      Cleveland Clinic
      $65,613/yr
      Range: $63K - $68K
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      $63K - $68K
      $63K$68K
      Eli Lilly and Company
      $146,883/yr
      Range: $140K - $154K
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      $140K - $154K
      $140K$154K
      Engility
      $103,504/yr
      Range: $98K - $108K
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      $98K - $108K
      $98K$108K
      Western Digital
      $126,321/yr
      Range: $120K - $130K
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      $120K - $130K
      $120K$130K

      Recent Salary Reports

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

      $143,000
      per year
      A Principal Research Engineer in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $143,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $14k stock bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Boston, MA Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $125,000
      per year
      A Principal Research Engineer in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $125,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $21k cash bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Boston, MA Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $150,000
      per year
      A Principal Research Engineer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $150,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $12k cash bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      New York City, NY Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $175,000
      per year
      A Principal Research Engineer in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $175,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $11k cash bonus
      $34k stock bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Chicago, IL Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $161,361
      per year
      A Principal Research Engineer in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $161,361 per year
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Atlanta, GA Area area
      Full-time
       
      51 to 200 employees
      Company - Private
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