An Experienced Senior Principal Engineer earns an average salary of $134,164 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are System Architecture and Engineering Design, Semiconductor.

$99,318 - $169,795
MEDIAN: $134,163

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$99,318 - $169,795  
$2,475 - $30,388  
Profit Sharing
$550 - $16,500  
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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).
$102,159 - $188,344  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 302

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Skills That Affect Senior Principal Engineer Salaries

System Architecture
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Engineering Design, Semiconductor
up arrow 10%

Software Development
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Systems Engineering
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Software Architecture
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Product Development
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National Average

Engineering Design
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Technical Analysis
up arrow 1%

Research Analysis
up arrow 4%

Project Management
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
medical benefits
Vision: 84%
dental benefits
None: 2%