Average Principal Systems Engineer with System Architecture Skills Salary at L-3 Communications

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The average salary for a Principal Systems Engineer with System Architecture skills at L-3 Communications is $132,315.
MEDIAN $132,315
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$102k - $147k
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$102k - $147k

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Job Description for Principal Systems Engineer

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.
The top respondents for the job title Principal Systems Engineer are from the companies Raytheon Co., Northrop Grumman Corporation and Raytheon Missile Systems. Reported salaries are highest at Raytheon Co. where the average pay is $137,290. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Rockwell Collins, Inc. and Raytheon Missile Systems, earning around $131,362 and $128,982, respectively. Northrop Grumman Corporation pays the lowest at around $114,600. Honeywell International Inc and Dell, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $115,000 and $116,070, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Principal Systems Engineer

Skills in Engineering Design and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include System Integration and Requirements Analysis.