The average salary for a Principal Systems Engineer with System Architecture skills at Northrop Grumman Corporation is $118,191.
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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,…Read more
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., Raytheon Missile Systems and L-3 Communications. Reported salaries are highest at EMC Corporation where the average pay is $153,575. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Raytheon Co. and Rockwell Collins, Inc., earning around $139,248 and $137,200, respectively. Honeywell International Inc pays the lowest at around $115,000. Dell, Inc. and Raytheon Missile Systems also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $116,070 and $130,473, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Principal Systems Engineer
Skills in Systems Engineering and Requirements Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Engineering Design, Technical Analysis and System Integration.
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