Average Experienced Principal Systems Engineer Salary at Northrop Grumman Corporation

$125,838
Avg. Salary
$3,250
Bonus
$2,250
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The average salary for an Experienced Principal Systems Engineer at Northrop Grumman Corporation is $125,838.
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$99k
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$126k
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$162k
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What Do Principal Systems Engineers Do?

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Principal Systems Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Principal Systems Engineer are from the companies Raytheon Co., Ball Aerospace and BAE Systems Inc.. Reported salaries are highest at Ball Aerospace where the average pay is $156,305. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Rockwell Collins, Inc. and Raytheon Co., earning around $146,235 and $135,574, respectively. Orbital ATK pays the lowest at around $110,960. Honeywell Aerospace and BAE Systems Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $117,498 and $121,535, respectively.

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What is the Pay by Experience Level for Principal Systems Engineers?

An early career Principal Systems Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $103,994 based on 16 salaries. A mid-career Principal Systems Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $115,715 based on 35 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $129,281.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 68 survey responses.
Early Career
23.5%
Mid Career
51.5%
Late Career
25.0%