Principal Systems Engineer in San Diego, California Salary

A Principal Systems Engineer in San Diego, California earns an average salary of $118,748 per year. A skill in System Architecture is associated with high pay for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$100,200 - $154,086
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$110K
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MEDIAN: $112,356
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Salary $100,200 - $154,086
Bonus $102.13 - $11,745
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$101,324 - $160,329
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 22

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.

About San Diego, California

San Diego County, California
1,394,907
Male:
693,826 (49.7%)
Female:
701,081 (50.3%)
San Diego /ˌsæn diːˈeɪɡoʊ/ (Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a major city in California, United States. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,394,928 as of July 1, 2015, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the US and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population of 4,922,723 people. San Diego is known as "the birthplace of California" and is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, long association with the United States Navy and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center. Historically home to the Kumeyaay people, San Diego was the first site visited...
San Diego:
$67,871
California:
$64,500
$1,444
San Diego:
$526,900
California:
$449,100
4.5%

Principal Systems Engineer Job Listings

Key Stats for Principal Systems Engineer

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
32%

Experience Affects Principal Systems Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲34%

National Average
$113,000

▼1%

Skills That Affect Principal Systems Engineer Salaries


Engineering Design
▲13%

Requirements Analysis
▲8%

National Average
$113,000

Systems Engineering
▼1%

System Integration
▼1%

Technical Analysis
▼1%

Project Management
▼3%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
14%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
vision benefits
Vision: 90%
no benefits
None: