Principal Engineer Salary

How much does a Principal Engineer make in the United States?
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$115,043 (USD)/yr

Average Base Salary

$55 (USD)/hr

Average Hourly Rate

$7,317 (USD)/yr

Average Bonus
The average principal engineer salary in United States is $115,043 or an equivalent hourly rate of $55. In addition, they earn an average bonus of $7,317. Salary estimates based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in United States.
Salary by Experience

$80,169 (USD)

Entry Level Salary

$143,018 (USD)

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$133,366
5 Year Change:
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