How much does a Principal Sales Engineer make?

Updated Jul 23, 2021

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$146,025 /yr
Average Base Pay

97 salaries

$109K

Low

$146K

Average

$196K

High

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The national average salary for Principal Sales Engineer is $146,025 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Principal Sales Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 97 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Sales Engineer employees.

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L4
Senior Manager of Sales Engineering$168,187 /yr
L5
Principal Sales Engineer$146,025 /yr
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Salesforce
4.4

Salesforce

Principal Sales Engineer

$157,294

 /yr
Range: $151K - $179K
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$151K

$179K

$151,435 - $178,814 Range

Oracle
3.7

Oracle

Principal Sales Engineer

$151,158

 /yr
Range: $97K - $172K

$97K

$172K

$96,727 - $171,532 Range

Timken
3.6

Timken

Principal Sales Engineer

$113,417

 /yr
Range: $87K - $127K

$87K

$127K

$86,839 - $126,697 Range

Flowserve
3.7

Flowserve

Principal Sales Engineer

$91,043

 /yr
Range: $89K - $95K

$89K

$95K

$88,700 - $94,572 Range

BT
3.7

BT

Principal Sales Engineer

$144,706

 /yr
Range: $133K - $147K

$133K

$147K

$132,715 - $147,116 Range

Citrix
4.1

Citrix

Principal Sales Engineer

$173,067

 /yr
Range: $170K - $184K

$170K

$184K

$169,981 - $184,081 Range

HubSpot
4.6

HubSpot

Principal Sales Engineer

$106,904

 /yr
Range: $104K - $107K

$104K

$107K

$104,470 - $106,991 Range

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Proofpoint
4

Proofpoint

Principal Sales Engineer
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$173K -$206K

$173K

$206K

$173,198 - $206,127 Range

Bristlecone
3.9

Bristlecone

Principal Sales Engineer
About 

$153K -$165K

$153K

$165K

$153,165 - $165,350 Range

BlackBerry
3.6

BlackBerry

Principal Sales Engineer
About 

$139K -$189K

$139K

$189K

$139,038 - $188,709 Range

Cloudera
4

Cloudera

Principal Sales Engineer
About 

$203K -$229K

$203K

$229K

$203,116 - $228,963 Range

PTC
4

PTC

Principal Sales Engineer
About 

$135K -$150K

$135K

$150K

$135,094 - $149,566 Range

EMC
3.8

EMC

Principal Sales Engineer
About 

$147K -$222K

$147K

$222K

$147,360 - $221,652 Range

Intelsat
3.8

Intelsat

Principal Sales Engineer
About 

$139K -$167K

$139K

$167K

$138,964 - $167,200 Range

Qualtrics
4.2

Qualtrics

Principal Sales Engineer
About 

$134K -$160K

$134K

$160K

$134,158 - $159,835 Range

Nuance
3.8

Nuance

Principal Sales Engineer
About 

$148K -$159K

$148K

$159K

$147,573 - $159,469 Range

SAS Institute
4.1

SAS Institute

Principal Sales Engineer
About 

$142K -$155K

$142K

$155K

$142,423 - $154,523 Range

NICE CXone
3.8

NICE CXone

Principal Sales Engineer
About 

$122K -$133K

$122K

$133K

$122,043 - $133,154 Range

tray.io
4.2

tray.io

Principal Sales Engineer
About 

$118K -$127K

$118K

$127K

$117,910 - $127,322 Range

Fastly
4.1

Fastly

Principal Sales Engineer
About 

$162K -$176K

$162K

$176K

$162,009 - $175,922 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Principal Sales Engineer salaries

The national average salary for a Principal Sales Engineer is $146,025 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Principal Sales Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 97 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Principal Sales Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a Principal Sales Engineer in United States is $196,438 per year.

The lowest salary for a Principal Sales Engineer in United States is $108,550 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Principal Sales Engineer or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Principal Sales Engineer.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent principal sales engineer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$114,000
per year
A Principal Sales Engineer in the Portland, OR Area area reported making $114,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Portland, OR Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$172,330
per year
A Principal Sales Engineer in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $172,330 per year
Additional Pay
$20k commissions
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Houston, TX Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
$186,860
per year
A Principal Sales Engineer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $186,860 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$168,500
per year
A Principal Sales Engineer in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $168,500 per year
Additional Pay
$68k commissions
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public
$175,000
per year
A Principal Sales Engineer in the New York City, NY Area area reported making $175,000 per year
Additional Pay
$75k commissions
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
New York City, NY Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$144,000
per year
A Principal Field Applications Engineer in the Raleigh-Durham, NC Area area reported making $144,000 per year
Additional Pay
$24k cash bonus
$30k stock bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Raleigh-Durham, NC Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$127,063
per year
A Principal Sales Engineer in the Phoenix, AZ Area area reported making $127,063 per year
Additional Pay
$45k commissions
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Phoenix, AZ Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$189,210
per year
A Principal Pre Sales Architect in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $189,210 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$166,707
per year
A Principal Sales Engineer in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $166,707 per year
Additional Pay
$51k commissions
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public
$172,806
per year
A Principal Sales Engineer in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $172,806 per year
Additional Pay
$50k commissions
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
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