$137,000
Avg. Salary
$71.22
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$9,594

Bonus

$4,913

Profit Sharing

$20,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Principal Systems Engineer is $71.22 per hour.

The average pay for a Principal Systems Engineer is $137,000 per year.

10%
$55.78
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$105.00
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MEDIAN $71.22
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$104k
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$174k
90%
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MEDIAN $136,999
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MEDIAN: $136,999
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$0$182K
Salary $104,236 - $173,971
Bonus $1,023 - $23,034
Profit Sharing $582 - $12,429
Commission $20,000
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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$108,268 - $182,749
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 527
Hourly Data $0$105
Hourly Rate $55.78 - $105
Overtime $47.73 - $104
Annual Data $0$182K
Bonus $1,023 - $23,034
Commission $20,000
Profit Sharing $582 - $12,429
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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$108,268 - $182,749
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 15 Apr 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 19

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.

Late-Career Principal Systems Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$178K

Raytheon Co.
23 profiles
$143,410

$120,174

$139,588

$146,485

$128,350

$83,644

$117,432

Principal Systems Engineer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $143,196

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

Key Stats for Principal Systems Engineer

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.
20 years or more
100%

Skills That Affect Principal Systems Engineer Salaries

Software Development
▲5%


Project Management
▼0%

National Average
$143,000

Engineering Design
▼1%

Systems Engineering
▼2%


Technical Analysis
▼2%

Linux
▼2%

Requirements Analysis
▼4%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
no benefits
None: 9%