Principal Engineer Salary in the United States

How much does a Principal Engineer make in the United States? The average Principal Engineer salary in the United States is $134,839 as of August 27, 2019, but the salary range typically falls between $121,432 and $153,705. 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, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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Job Openings for Principal Engineer
Sierra Nevada Corporation - San Antonio , TX
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Sierra Nevada - 4 days ago
CyberCoders - Santa Barbara , CA
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CyberCoders, Inc - 5 days ago
Engineering Resources of Southern California, Inc. - San Bernardino , CA
Engineering Resources of Southern California (ERSC) is looking for a qualified and talented and experienced Principal Civil Engineering professional to join our Traffic and Transportation team in ...
ZipRecruiter - 6 days ago
Principal Engineer - Research and Development The Company: New World Medical is a growing medical device company based in Rancho Cucamonga. We were founded with the mission of benefiting humanity.
LinkedIn - 3 days ago
Sunrise Systems Inc - San Diego , CA
Our client, a leading medical technology company is looking for Principal engineer software . This is for an initial duration of 12 months and is located in San Diego, CA Position Requirements ...
ZipRecruiter - 6 days ago
Sierra Nevada Corporation - San Antonio , TX
Working as part of a multi-disciplined engineering and management team to define system and derived requirements, support development of system architectures and to test and verify implemented ...
Sierra Nevada - 4 days ago