Principal Systems Engineer Salaries

40,711 SalariesUpdated Jan 5, 2021

Average Base Pay
$107,144 / yr
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How much does a Principal Systems Engineer make?

The national average salary for a Principal Systems Engineer is $107,144 in United States. Filter by location to see Principal Systems Engineer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 40,711 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Systems Engineer employees.

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Principal Systems Engineer

Raytheon Technologies

$136,007/yr

Range: $109K - $187K

156 salaries

$136,007/yr
$109K$187K

Principal Systems Engineer

Qualcomm

$211,947/yr

Range: $194K - $230K

104 salaries

$211,947/yr
$194K$230K

Principal Systems Engineer

Northrop Grumman

$112,326/yr

Range: $90K - $177K

64 salaries

$112,326/yr
$90K$177K

Principal Systems Engineer

BAE Systems USA

$123,484/yr

Range: $99K - $149K

49 salaries

$123,484/yr
$99K$149K

Principal Systems Engineer

Rockwell Collins

$152,454/yr

Range: $126K - $196K

44 salaries

$152,454/yr
$126K$196K

Principal Systems Engineer

Fidelity Investments

$114,780/yr

Range: $106K - $134K

38 salaries

$114,780/yr
$106K$134K

Principal Systems Engineer

MITRE

$168,068/yr

Range: $147K - $198K

33 salaries

$168,068/yr
$147K$198K

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Principal Systems Engineer

Honeywell

$123,641/yr

Range: $101K - $160K

31 salaries

$123,641/yr
$101K$160K

Principal Systems Engineer

AT&T

$138,853/yr

Range: $109K - $160K

30 salaries

$138,853/yr
$109K$160K

Principal Systems Engineer

Broadcom

$147,953/yr

Range: $131K - $164K

29 salaries

$147,953/yr
$131K$164K

Principal Systems Engineer

General Dynamics Information Technology

$124,528/yr

Range: $98K - $162K

25 salaries

$124,528/yr
$98K$162K

Principal Systems Engineer

Lockheed Martin

$202,557/yr

Range: $172K - $232K

25 salaries

$202,557/yr
$172K$232K

Principal Systems Engineer

NortonLifeLock

$140,987/yr

Range: $116K - $218K

21 salaries

$140,987/yr
$116K$218K

Principal Systems Engineer

General Dynamics Mission Systems

$146,286/yr

Range: $115K - $164K

16 salaries

$146,286/yr
$115K$164K

Principal Systems Engineer

Orbital ATK

$116,110/yr

Range: $100K - $123K

16 salaries

$116,110/yr
$100K$123K

Principal Systems Engineer

SAIC

$141,215/yr

Range: $111K - $174K

15 salaries

$141,215/yr
$111K$174K

Principal Systems Engineer

Altran

$129,261/yr

Range: $107K - $150K

15 salaries

$129,261/yr
$107K$150K

Principal Systems Engineer

L3 Technologies

$120,989/yr

Range: $99K - $156K

14 salaries

$120,989/yr
$99K$156K

Principal Systems Engineer

Medtronic

$130,736/yr

Range: $121K - $140K

14 salaries

$130,736/yr
$121K$140K

Principal Systems Engineer

Dell Technologies

$125,128/yr

Range: $103K - $196K

14 salaries

$125,128/yr
$103K$196K
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Recent Salary Reports

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

$112,000
per year
A Principal Systems Engineer in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $112,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$100,000
per year
A Principal Systems Engineer in the Chicago, IL Area area reported making $100,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Chicago, IL Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$91,500
per year
A Principal Systems Engineer in the Cleveland, OH Area area reported making $91,500 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Cleveland, OH Area area
Full-time
 
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
$165,000
per year
A Principal Systems Engineer in the Atlanta, GA Area area reported making $165,000 per year
Additional Pay
$15k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Atlanta, GA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
$105,000
per year
A Principal Systems Engineer in the Ogden, UT Area area reported making $105,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Ogden, UT Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$96,000
per year
A Principal Systems Engineer in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $96,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$146,000
per year
A Principal Systems Engineer in the Colorado Springs, CO Area area reported making $146,000 per year
Additional Pay
$300 stock bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Colorado Springs, CO Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$208,000
per year
A Principal Systems Engineer in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $208,000 per year
Additional Pay
$6k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Boston, MA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$185,000
per year
A Principal Systems Engineer in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $185,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$120,500
per year
A Principal Systems Engineer in the Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area reported making $120,500 per year
Additional Pay
$18k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Minneapolis-St. Paul, MN Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
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