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Principal Systems Engineer Salary

A Principal Systems Engineer earns an average salary of $116,365 per year. A skill in Software Development is associated with high pay for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.
$86,573 - $150,080
(Median)
$87K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $116,365
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$47.19 - $92.43
(Median)
$47
$65
$92
MEDIAN: $64.00
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$86,573 - $150,080  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,874  
Profit Sharing
$1,011 - $11,000  
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$89,130 - $157,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 1,010
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Hourly Rate
$47.19 - $92.43  
   
Overtime
$29.50 - $73.87  
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,874  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,011 - $11,000  
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).
)
$89,130 - $157,984  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 24
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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

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

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Experience Affects Principal Systems Engineer Salaries



National Average
$122,000



Skills That Affect Principal Systems Engineer Salaries



Engineering Design
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Systems Engineering
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System Architecture
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Technical Analysis
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Project Management
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National Average
$122,000

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 239 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
0%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
38%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 92%
vision benefits Vision: 82% employee benefits None: 2%