$126,044
Avg. Salary
$64.86
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$9,860

Bonus

$4,019

Profit Sharing

$51,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Principal Systems Engineer is $64.86 per hour.

The average pay for a Principal Systems Engineer is $126,044 per year.

$50.30
10%
$64.86
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$101.37
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MEDIAN $64.86
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$154k
90%
MEDIAN $126,044
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MEDIAN: $126,044
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$0$166K
Salary $98,029 - $154,180
Bonus $1,022 - $21,887
Profit Sharing $750 - $14,830
Commission $51,000
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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$99,654 - $166,973
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 741
Hourly Data $0$101
Hourly Rate $50.30 - $101
Overtime $45.96 - $78.81
Annual Data $0$166K
Bonus $1,022 - $21,887
Commission $51,000
Profit Sharing $750 - $14,830
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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$99,654 - $166,973
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Jan 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 17

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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Principal Systems Engineer

Principal Systems Engineer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

2%

-10%

-15%

National Average: $132,308

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Key Stats for Principal Systems Engineer

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 124 votes.
10-19 years
83%
20 years or more
17%

Skills That Affect Principal Systems Engineer Salaries


Requirements Analysis
▲2%

Engineering Design
▼0%

National Average
$132,000


System Integration
▼1%

Technical Analysis
▼1%

Project Management
▼6%

Software Development
▼7%

Linux
▼9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 124 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
no benefits
None: 5%