How much does a Principal AI Engineer make in the United States? The average Principal AI Engineer salary in the United States is $147,479 as of July 26, 2022, but the range typically falls between $124,192 and $165,846. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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25% $124,192 10% $102,990 90% $182,567 75% $165,846 $147,479 50%(Median)
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Principal AI Engineer designs and develops scalable solutions using AI tools and machine-learning models. Performs research and testing to develop machine learning algorithms and predictive models. Being a Principal AI Engineer utilizes big data computation and storage tools to create prototypes and datasets. Conducts model training and evaluation. Additionally, Principal AI Engineer integrates, tests, tunes, and monitors solutions. Proficient with multiple AI tools such as Python, Java, or R and machine learning frameworks like Spark, TensorFlow, or sciket-learn. Requires a master's degree in computer science, mathematics, engineering or equivalent. Typically reports to a manager or head of a unit/department. The Principal AI Engineer work is highly independent. May assume a team lead role for the work group. A specialist on complex technical and business matters. To be a Principal AI Engineer typically requires 7+ years of related experience. (Copyright 2022 Salary.com)... View full job description

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City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-2.6%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 6.1%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 20.3%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-0.7%

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