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Principal Engineer Salaries in United States

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68,284 SalariesUpdated Apr 25, 2018
Average Base Pay
$108,825/yr
Not enough reports to show salary distribution
$81K
Low
$109K
Average
$152K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$7,688
Range$1,631 - $23,096
How much does a Principal Engineer make?

The national average salary for a Principal Engineer is $108,825 in United States. Filter by location to see Principal Engineer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 68,284 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Engineer employees.

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      Average Base Salaries in (USD)
      Company
      Average Base Salaries in (USD)
      Low
      High
      Western Digital
      $105,123/yr
      Range: $81K - $150K
      150 salaries
      $105,123
      $81K$150K
      Westinghouse
      $108,851/yr
      Range: $90K - $138K
      111 salaries
      $108,851
      $90K$138K
      GLOBALFOUNDRIES
      $106,739/yr
      Range: $81K - $135K
      86 salaries
      $106,739
      $81K$135K
      Broadcom
      $144,413/yr
      Range: $100K - $176K
      77 salaries
      $144,413
      $100K$176K
      Honeywell
      $116,946/yr
      Range: $98K - $143K
      58 salaries
      $116,946
      $98K$143K
      Cisco Systems
      $187,998/yr
      Range: $135K - $234K
      49 salaries
      $187,998
      $135K$234K
      Intel Corporation
      $184,706/yr
      Range: $112K - $230K
      48 salaries
      $184,706
      $112K$230K

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      Comcast
      $128,358/yr
      Range: $109K - $156K
      45 salaries
      $128,358
      $109K$156K
      Siemens
      $108,408/yr
      Range: $90K - $143K
      43 salaries
      $108,408
      $90K$143K
      Baxter
      $94,208/yr
      Range: $77K - $111K
      42 salaries
      $94,208
      $77K$111K
      REI Systems
      $113,977/yr
      Range: $95K - $133K
      41 salaries
      $113,977
      $95K$133K
      Qualcomm
      $184,659/yr
      Range: $156K - $230K
      41 salaries
      $184,659
      $156K$230K
      LCC International
      $96,681/yr
      Range: $83K - $109K
      39 salaries
      $96,681
      $83K$109K
      Oracle
      $133,352/yr
      Range: $92K - $190K
      38 salaries
      $133,352
      $92K$190K
      Autodesk
      $137,453/yr
      Range: $110K - $163K
      36 salaries
      $137,453
      $110K$163K
      Emulex
      $143,313/yr
      Range: $124K - $156K
      34 salaries
      $143,313
      $124K$156K
      Amgen
      $130,871/yr
      Range: $107K - $153K
      26 salaries
      $130,871
      $107K$153K
      Yahoo
      $157,948/yr
      Range: $122K - $177K
      25 salaries
      $157,948
      $122K$177K
      MITRE
      $157,487/yr
      Range: $143K - $175K
      22 salaries
      $157,487
      $143K$175K
      T-Mobile
      $129,609/yr
      Range: $115K - $150K
      21 salaries
      $129,609
      $115K$150K

      Recent Salary Reports

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

      $140,000
      per year
      A Principal Engineer in the Houston, TX Area area reported making $140,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $24k cash bonus
      Job Highlights
      3-4 years experience
      Houston, TX Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $164,000
      per year
      A Principal Engineer in the Salt Lake City, UT Area area reported making $164,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Salt Lake City, UT Area area
      Full-time
       
      1001 to 5000 employees
      Company - Public
      $110,000
      per year
      A Principal Engineer in the Boston, MA Area area reported making $110,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      3-4 years experience
      Boston, MA Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Subsidiary or Business Segment
      $176,000
      per year
      A Principal Engineer in the San Jose, CA Area area reported making $176,000 per year
      Additional Pay
      $45k cash bonus
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      San Jose, CA Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
      $150,000
      per year
      A Principal Engineer in the Colorado Springs, CO Area area reported making $150,000 per year
      Job Highlights
      10+ years experience
      Colorado Springs, CO Area area
      Full-time
       
      10000+ employees
      Company - Public
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