Principal Systems Engineer Salary

The average pay for a Principal Systems Engineer is $123,230 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$92,482 - $156,878
$92K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $123,055
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$47.64 - $98.63
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$66
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MEDIAN: $66.40
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$0$169K
Salary $92,482 - $156,878
Bonus $979 - $21,579
Profit Sharing $250.00 - $10,262
Commission $20,347
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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$93,886 - $169,832
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 658
Hourly Data $0$99
Hourly Rate $47.64 - $98.63
Overtime $47.56 - $99.98
Annual Data $0$169K
Bonus $979 - $21,579
Commission $20,347
Profit Sharing $250.00 - $10,262
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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$93,886 - $169,832
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 21

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.

Common Career Paths for Principal Systems Engineer


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Pay by Experience Level for Principal Systems Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Principal Systems Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Principal Systems Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 44 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Principal Systems Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $114,000 based on 124 salaries. An experienced Principal Systems Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $132,000 based on 373 salaries. A Principal Systems Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $139,000 based on 260 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $129,634

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Key Stats for Principal Systems Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 102 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
39%

Experience Affects Principal Systems Engineer Salaries

▲7%

▲2%

National Average
$130,000

▼12%

▼36%

Skills That Affect Principal Systems Engineer Salaries



Engineering Design
▲1%




National Average
$130,000



▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 102 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
39%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
no benefits
None: 7%