Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Principal Systems Engineer make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

Industry

$152,179 / yrTotal Pay
$132,268 / yrBase Pay
$19,911 / yrAdditional Pay

$152,179

 / yr
$98K$267K
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The estimated total pay for a Principal Systems Engineer is $152,179 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $132,268 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $19,911 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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$152,179 /yr
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Some related job titles are Memory Design Engineer Salaries with median pay of $105,104, Principal Engineer Salaries with median pay of $168,978, Principal Software Engineer Salaries with median pay of $169,352, Senior Systems Engineer Salaries with median pay of $127,052.

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What is the pay outlook for Information Technology?

Overall demand for information technology workers will continue to grow as companies increasingly rely on data and technology. Individual job outlook varies by profession; demand for more specialized jobs, like cybersecurity analysts, is expected to grow significantly, while other jobs are vulnerable to outsourcing. IT jobs, which are particularly well-suited for remote work, usually require higher education or certifications and offer higher than average salaries.

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Location

Total Pay

Basic Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Principal Systems Engineer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$147,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Principal Systems Engineer

United States of America

 | 10-14 years

$152,000

/yr

$145K | $7K

Submitted2 days ago

10-14 years
2 days ago
Principal Systems Engineer

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$131,000

/yr

$125K | $6K

Submitted2 days ago

15+ years
2 days ago
Principal Systems Engineer

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$140,000

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

15+ years
2 days ago
Principal Systems Engineer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$137,600

/yr

$136K | $2K

Submitted2 days ago

4-6 years
2 days ago
Principal Systems Engineer

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$139,000

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

15+ years
2 days ago
Principal Systems Engineer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$131,500

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

4-6 years
2 days ago
Principal Systems Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$126,200

/yr

$126K | $200

Submitted2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago
Principal Systems Engineer

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$160,000

/yr

Submitted3 days ago

7-9 years
3 days ago

Principal Systems Engineer pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Principal Systems Engineer is $132,268 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Principal Systems Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 2233 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Principal Systems Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a Principal Systems Engineer in United States is $189,113 per year.

The lowest salary for a Principal Systems Engineer in United States is $92,509 per year.

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