Average Experienced Principal Electrical Engineer with Systems Engineering Skills Salary

$123,746
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$10,113
Bonus
$3,461
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Experienced Principal Electrical Engineer with Systems Engineering skills is $123,746.
10%
$104k
10%
$124k
50%
$153k
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MEDIAN $123,746
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Salary
$104k - $153k
Bonus
$998 - $21k
Profit Sharing
$613 - $15k
Total Pay
$107k - $170k

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Job Description for Principal Electrical Engineer

Principal Electrical Engineer Tasks
  • Manage all aspects Electrical Engineering projects from beginning phases until completion.
  • Develop policies and procedures for use of the created products.
  • Develop, design, and test electrical devices.

Career Paths

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Senior Principal Engineer
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
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Popular Skills for Principal Electrical Engineer

Skills in Engineering Design, Board Design / Debug and Simulation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Design and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Principal Electrical Engineer

A mid-career Principal Electrical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $121,725 based on 19 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $133,695.

Pay Difference by Location

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Employees with Principal Electrical Engineer in their job title in Tucson, Arizona earn an average of 9.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Minneapolis, Minnesota (5.5% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (2.6% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 131 survey responses.
Mid Career
14.5%
Late Career
85.5%