$113,238
Avg. Salary
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$8,500

Bonus

$4,880

Profit Sharing

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The average pay for a Principal Systems Engineer is $113,238 per year.

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Salary $86,011 - $144,087
Bonus $1,014 - $18,656
Profit Sharing $1,973 - $15,110
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$86,989 - $153,113
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 286

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.

Principal Systems Engineer Job Listings

Key Stats for Principal Systems Engineer

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.
5-9 years
60%
10-19 years
40%

Skills That Affect Principal Systems Engineer Salaries

Software Development
▲15%

National Average
$118,000

Engineering Design
▼4%

Systems Engineering
▼6%

System Architecture
▼7%

System Integration
▼8%

Technical Analysis
▼11%

Project Management
▼12%

Requirements Analysis
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 54 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
no benefits
None: 8%