How much does a Principal Engineer make in the United States? The average Principal Engineer salary in the United States is $137,993 as of August 27, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $124,280 and $157,300. 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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We are seeking a Senior Principal Engineer software candidate for for our Space Division. The primary location for this role is in Dulles, VA but we also have opportunities in Colorado Springs ...
Northrop Grumman - 27 days ago
Engineering Qualifications: SR. PRINCIPAL SOFTWARE ENGINEER (CHANTILLY, VA) At the heart of Defining Possible is our commitment to missions. In rapidly changing global security environments, Northrop ...
Northrop Grumman - 24 days ago
ManTech International - Chantilly , VA
Currently, ManTech is seeking a motivated, career and customer-oriented Principal DevOps Engineer to join our team in Chantilly, VA. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: * Build, design ...
ClearanceJobs.com - 53 days ago
Akamai Technologies - Reston , VA
Lead our Custom Government Engineering Team As a Principal Software Engineer, you will primarily focus on custom development, largely around authentication, authorization, and identity-related ...
Appcast - 38 days ago
ScientiaMobile - Reston , VA
Fast Growing Technology Company Seeking Principal Software Engineer, DC Metro Area We are looking for an enthusiastic Software Engineer who likes working in a casual, small team environment. The ...
Appcast - 32 days ago
ManTech International - Chantilly , VA
Currently, ManTech is seeking a motivated, career and customer-oriented Principal VMware VDI Engineer to join our team in the Chantilly, VA location. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a ...
ClearanceJobs.com - 17 days ago

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