Principal Systems Engineer Salary

The average pay for a Principal Systems Engineer is $122,129 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$91,292 - $154,609
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MEDIAN: $122,129
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$50.66 - $100.56
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MEDIAN: $64.50
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$91,292 - $154,609  
   
Bonus
$493.16 - $20,257  
Profit Sharing
$685 - $10,326  
Commission
$26,500  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$93,514 - $163,620  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 665
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$50.66 - $100.56  
   
Overtime
$46.82 - $101.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$493.16 - $20,257  
   
Commission
$26,500  
Profit Sharing
$685 - $10,326  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$93,514 - $163,620  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 18

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Job Description for Principal Systems Engineer

Principal systems engineers are engineers that lead a group of other engineers in technical projects. Their primary job goal is to analyze all parts of a system and make sure each component is acting as it should. They do some physical work on the systems they oversee; however, the majority of their time and effort is spent analyzing systems and delegating tasks to their team members. Many different types of companies hire principal systems engineers, including the government, security, defense, and technology organizations.

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Principal Systems Engineer Tasks

  • Plan, develop and lead systems engineering projects and efforts.
  • May also interact with customers, make business assessments and mentor other engineers.
  • Develop, configure and oversee the upgrade, enhancements and fixes of applicable systems.

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $128,570

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Key Stats for Principal Systems Engineer

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
37%
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Experience Affects Principal Systems Engineer Salaries

▲8%

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National Average
$129,000

▼11%

▼34%

Skills That Affect Principal Systems Engineer Salaries


System Integration
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Software Development
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National Average
$129,000






Linux
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 87 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
45%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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