Principal Electrical Engineer

Principal Electrical Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$117,000
$88,000
Min 10%
$117,000
Median 50%
$154,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Microsoft
Highest Paying City
San Francisco, CA
Highest Paying State
New Mexico
Average Experience Level
5.4 years
How much does a principal electrical engineer make?
Principal Electrical Engineers in America make, on average, $117,451 a year or $56.47 per hour. The top 10 percent make over $155,000 per year, while the bottom 10 percent make under $88,000 per year. Technology companies and Internet companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. New Mexico, California, Washington, District of Columbia, and Massachusetts are some of the states with the best Principal Electrical Engineer salaries in the US. The typical tenure for a Principal Electrical Engineer is 5.4 years.

Average Principal Electrical Engineer Salary By Location

Principal Electrical Engineers in the United States of America make on average $117,451 a year or $56.47 per hour. San Francisco, CA reports the highest Principal Electrical Engineer salaries at $152,001 per year. Even an entry-level Principal Electrical Engineer makes $109,000 per year in San Francisco, CA. New Mexico, California, Washington, District of Columbia, and Massachusetts are the highest paying states. Ohio, West Virginia, Maine, Wisconsin, and Arkansas are the lowest earners.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
San Francisco, CA
$152,001
2
Milford, MA
$128,822
3
Wayne, NJ
$126,814
4
Tucson, AZ
$125,461
5
Houston, TX
$121,797

Average Principal Electrical Engineer Salary By Company

Principal Electrical Engineers can expect good job security. Some industries pay higher than others. Technology companies and Internet companies are the best when it comes to the number of employment opportunities. Principal Electrical Engineers at Microsoft and McDermott International report the highest salaries. If you can find a job at a company like PDS Tech or RCM Technologies, they also offer very competitive salaries to their Principal Electrical Engineers.

Recently Added Principal Electrical Engineer Salaries

Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
Manpowergroup
Principal Electrical Engineer
01/22/2020
$120,000
Manpower Group
Principal Electrical Engineer
12/09/2019
$120,000
Randstad
Principal Electrical Engineer
11/21/2019
$83,480
Manpower Group
Principal Electrical Engineer
11/14/2019
$120,000
Randstad
Principal Electrical Engineer
10/25/2019
$83,480
Principal Electrical Engineer
10/24/2019
$90,000
Cybercoders
Principal Electrical Engineer
09/28/2019
$355,000
Manpower
Principal Electrical Engineer
09/23/2019
$120,000
Randstad
Principal Electrical Engineer
09/12/2019
$125,000
Manpower Group
Principal Electrical Engineer
08/09/2019
$120,000
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