Entry-Level Principal Systems Engineer Salary

An Entry-Level Principal Systems Engineer earns an average salary of $81,937 per year.

$60,217 - $120,352
MEDIAN: $82,569

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Salary $60,217 - $120,352
Bonus $0.00 - $19,933
Profit Sharing $4,069
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).
$59,025 - $122,927
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 53

Principal Systems Engineer Job Listings

Principal Systems Engineer Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Principal Systems Engineer in Minneapolis:
Interdisciplinary skills are our core.

Principal Systems Engineer in Irvine:
"Strong job market."
Concentrate in the business needs.

Principal Systems Engineer in Detroit:
"Worth more than company things."
If you're good, you're worth more than they are paying you.

Key Stats for Principal Systems Engineer


8 %
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years

Skills That Affect Principal Systems Engineer Salaries

System Architecture

Technical Analysis

National Average

Systems Engineering

Requirements Analysis

Project Management

Engineering Design

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.


8 %
92 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 78%
no benefits
None: 6%