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Principal Engineer Salaries in Washington, DC Area

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2,299 SalariesUpdated Mar 25, 2018
Average Base Pay
$120,282/yr
11% above national average
Not enough reports to show salary distribution
$92K
Low
$120K
Average
$158K
High

Additional Cash Compensation

Average$8,084
Range$1,668 - $24,827
How much does a Principal Engineer make in Washington, DC ?

The average salary for a Principal Engineer is $120,282 in Washington, DC . Salaries estimates are based on 2,299 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Engineer employees in Washington, DC .

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    Average Base Salaries in (USD)
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    SAIC
    $149,521/yr
    Range: $142K - $156K
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    $142K - $156K
    $142K$156K
    ManTech
    $156,399/yr
    Range: $119K - $196K
    2 salaries
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    $119K - $196K
    $119K$196K
    WiserTogether
    $122,628/yr
    Range: $112K - $131K
    2 salaries
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    $112K - $131K
    $112K$131K
    AECOM
    $123,833/yr
    Range: $119K - $129K
    1 employee salary or estimate
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    $119K - $129K
    $119K$129K
    Time Warner Cable
    $146,010/yr
    Range: $141K - $152K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $141K - $152K
    $141K$152K
    Symantec
    $108,137/yr
    Range: $103K - $111K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $103K - $111K
    $103K$111K
    General Dynamics Information Technology
    $99,887/yr
    Range: $96K - $104K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $96K - $104K
    $96K$104K

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    $126,060/yr
    Range: $122K - $131K
    1 employee salary or estimate
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    $122K - $131K
    $122K$131K
    General Dynamics Mission Systems
    $85,488/yr
    Range: $81K - $88K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $81K - $88K
    $81K$88K
    Parsons Corporation
    $117,707/yr
    Range: $112K - $122K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $112K - $122K
    $112K$122K
    MITRE
    $178,885/yr
    Range: $169K - $186K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $169K - $186K
    $169K$186K
    HNTB
    $132,232/yr
    Range: $127K - $136K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $127K - $136K
    $127K$136K
    REI Systems
    $120,162/yr
    Range: $115K - $125K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $115K - $125K
    $115K$125K
    SiriusXM
    $144,076/yr
    Range: $139K - $149K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $139K - $149K
    $139K$149K
    The Aerospace Corporation
    $131,853/yr
    Range: $127K - $136K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $127K - $136K
    $127K$136K
    Noblis
    $143,748/yr
    Range: $140K - $149K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $140K - $149K
    $140K$149K
    QLogic
    $125,387/yr
    Range: $122K - $130K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $122K - $130K
    $122K$130K
    The Washington Post
    $163,314/yr
    Range: $156K - $170K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $156K - $170K
    $156K$170K
    Alion
    $125,037/yr
    Range: $118K - $129K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $118K - $129K
    $118K$129K
    Vistronix
    $110,856/yr
    Range: $107K - $115K
    1 employee salary or estimate
    About
    $107K - $115K
    $107K$115K

    Recent Salary Reports

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

    $180,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $180,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    1 to 50 employees
    Company - Private
    $178,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $178,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $25k cash bonus
    $20k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    1001 to 5000 employees
    Company - Public
    $165,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $165,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $20 cash bonus
    $25k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
    $169,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $169,000 per year
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    201 to 500 employees
    Company - Private
    $135,000
    per year
    A Principal Engineer reported making $135,000 per year
    Additional Pay
    $20k cash bonus
    $20k stock bonus
    Job Highlights
    10+ years experience
    Full-time
     
    10000+ employees
    Company - Public
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