How much does a Principal Test Engineer make? The average Principal Test Engineer salary is $99,540 as of October 28, 2020, but the salary range typically falls between $87,251 and $119,791. 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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Apex Systems - Charlottesville , VA
Defines design document requirements for process and test method validation within Design Control and Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC). Participate in engineering design review, verification ...
Dice.com - 23 days ago
We are seeking a Principal Software Simulation Engineer Successful candidates for this position ... test of aerospace systems. An understanding of waterfall, spiral and Agile software development ...
Northrop Grumman - 12 days ago
This position will involve documenting designs, analysis, and test results plus creating ... At the Principal Engineer Level: * Bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience, a Master's degree ...
Northrop Grumman - 39 days ago
CyberCoders - Danville , VA
ICT & FCT Test Engineer If you are a ICT & FCT Test Engineer with experience, please read on! Top Reasons to Work with Us - 9/80 Schedule - Every other Friday OFF! - Orientation and on-going training ...
CyberCoders, Inc - 45 days ago
Leidos - Reston , VA
As a Test Engineer on this program, you will have the opportunity to perform software development to implement scripts, evaluate test results, and feedback loops in a Continuous Integration ...
Appcast Agency - 26 days ago
We are seeking a Senior Principal Software Quality Engineer software candidate for our Tactical ... Participating in development of test plans for complex systems in accordance with overall testing ...
Northrop Grumman - 11 days ago

Principal Test Engineer Salary in Major Cities

This chart shows the salary comparison for Principal Test Engineer between major cities. San Francisco City consistently ranks #1 as of October 28, 2020. Click on the chart to see the detail salary data for Principal Test Engineer in each city.
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City Name Average Salary
San Francisco, CA $124,425
Washington, DC $110,808
Miami, FL $96,903
Chicago, IL $105,601
Boston, MA $112,152
New York, NY $119,746
Dallas, TX $98,893
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Average Base Salary

Core compensation

 
 
 
87251
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Average Total Cash Compensation

Includes base and annual incentives

 
 
 
91705
129379
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What is the average salary for Principal Test Engineer in 2020?
These charts show the average base salary (core compensation), as well as the average total cash compensation for the job of Principal Test Engineer in the United States. The base salary for Principal Test Engineer ranges from $87,251 to $119,791 with the average base salary of $99,540. The total cash compensation, which includes base, and annual incentives, can vary anywhere from $91,705 to $129,379 with the average total cash compensation of $105,724.
Average Salary Average Salary Range
Base Salary $99,540 $87,251 - $119,791
Bonus $6,184 $4,454 - $9,588
Total Pay $105,724 $91,705 - $129,379
* Base Salary represents gross income before taxes and deductions. It does not include additional pay such as benefits, bonuses, profit sharing or commissions.
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What's the difference between Principal Engineer and Principal Test Engineer?
According to our latest salary estimation on October 28, 2020. The average salary of Principal Test Engineer is $99,540, and the average salary of Principal Engineer is $138,512. The average salary of Principal Engineer is higher than Principal Test Engineer. ( 2020-10-28 salary.com )
I am a Principal Test Engineer, which location’s salary is higher, Barnstable, MA or New Britain, CT?
New Britain, CT typically sees higher pay than Barnstable, MA for Principal Test Engineer. a Principal Test Engineer Salary in New Britain, CT is $107,504 as of October 28, 2020; a Principal Test Engineer Salary in Barnstable, MA is $104,967 as of October 28, 2020. ( 2020-10-28 salary.com )
Why does the salary of a Principal Test Engineer vary from city to city?
The cost of living is tied to salaries. If the expenses are higher in a particular city, then the wage level will be higher as well to afford the people can opportunity to live there. This is why you're always going to make more money in New York City for example, than in a small town. ( 2020-10-28 salary.com )
What are the Pay Factors for Principal Test Engineer?
Salary ranges for a Principal Test Engineer can vary widely, depending on the city and several other pay factors, including (but not limited to) education level, certifications, additional skills, and work experience. Click here to view Eight Factors That Can Affect Your Pay ( 2020-10-28 salary.com )
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Last Update: October 28, 2020