**Principal Design Engineers earn $118,000 annually on average**, or $57 per hour, which is 57% more than the national average for all working Americans. Our data indicates that the best paid Principal Design Engineers work for Harman International at $140,000 annually while the lowest paid Principal Design Engineers work for Lockheed Martin earning approximately $73,000 each year.

-$7K (6%) less than **national average Principal Design Engineer salary ($118K)**

+$33K (34%) more than **average Fluor salary ($78K)**

+$79K (52%) more than **average Fluor Principal Design Engineer salary ($111K)**

+$31K (24%) more than **average Fluor Principal Design Engineer salary ($111K)**

+$30K (23%) more than **average Fluor Principal Design Engineer salary ($111K)**

+$2K (1%) more than **national average Principal Design Engineer salary ($118K)**

+$41K (41%) more than **average Western Digital salary ($79K)**

-$18K (16%) less than **national average Principal Design Engineer salary ($118K)**

-$2K (1%) less than **national average Principal Design Engineer salary ($118K)**

+$28K (27%) more than **average Applied Micro Circuits salary ($88K)**

+$4K (3%) more than **average Applied Micro Circuits Principal Design Engineer salary ($116K)**

+$5K (4%) more than **average Applied Micro Circuits Principal Design Engineer salary ($116K)**

-$5K (4%) less than **average Applied Micro Circuits Principal Design Engineer salary ($116K)**

+$22K (17%) more than **national average Principal Design Engineer salary ($118K)**

+$59K (53%) more than **average Harman International salary ($81K)**

+$11K (8%) more than **national average Principal Design Engineer salary ($118K)**

+$45K (42%) more than **average National Semiconductor salary ($84K)**

-$8K (6%) less than **average National Semiconductor Principal Design Engineer salary ($129K)**

+$12K (8%) more than **average National Semiconductor Principal Design Engineer salary ($129K)**

-$5K (3%) less than **average National Semiconductor Principal Design Engineer salary ($129K)**

-$18K (16%) less than **national average Principal Design Engineer salary ($118K)**

+$49K (64%) more than **average Kawasaki Motors salary ($51K)**

-$21K (19%) less than **national average Principal Design Engineer salary ($118K)**

+$17K (19%) more than **average BAE Systems salary ($80K)**

-$6K (6%) less than **average BAE Systems Principal Design Engineer salary ($97K)**

-$7K (7%) less than **average BAE Systems Principal Design Engineer salary ($97K)**

+$13K (12%) more than **average BAE Systems Principal Design Engineer salary ($97K)**

-$25K (23%) less than **national average Principal Design Engineer salary ($118K)**

+$24K (29%) more than **average Pollak salary ($69K)**

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