**Principal Scientists earn $104,000 annually on average**, or $50 per hour, which is 45% more than the national average for all working Americans. Our data indicates that the best paid Principal Scientists work for Fair Isaac at $171,000 annually while the lowest paid Principal Scientists work for Brown and Caldwell earning approximately $72,000 each year.

+$24K (20%) more than **national average Principal Scientist salary ($104K)**

+$73K (79%) more than **average Capital One salary ($55K)**

+$2K (1%) more than **average Capital One Principal Scientist salary ($128K)**

-$3K (2%) less than **average Capital One Principal Scientist salary ($128K)**

+$49K (62%) more than **average Osram Sylvania salary ($54K)**

+$2K (1%) more than **average Osram Sylvania Principal Scientist salary ($103K)**

-$2K (1%) less than **average Osram Sylvania Principal Scientist salary ($103K)**

-$22K (23%) less than **average Osram Sylvania Principal Scientist salary ($103K)**

+$24K (20%) more than **national average Principal Scientist salary ($104K)**

+$33K (29%) more than **average Oracle salary ($95K)**

+$12K (8%) more than **average Oracle Principal Scientist salary ($128K)**

+$2K (1%) more than **average Oracle Principal Scientist salary ($128K)**

-$13K (10%) less than **average Oracle Principal Scientist salary ($128K)**

+$16K (14%) more than **national average Principal Scientist salary ($104K)**

+$55K (59%) more than **average Alcon salary ($65K)**

+$10K (8%) more than **average Alcon Principal Scientist salary ($120K)**

-$9K (7%) less than **average Alcon Principal Scientist salary ($120K)**

+$37K (30%) more than **national average Principal Scientist salary ($104K)**

+$99K (108%) more than **average Johns Hopkins University salary ($42K)**

+$76K (53%) more than **national average Principal Scientist salary ($104K)**

+$56K (42%) more than **national average Principal Scientist salary ($104K)**

+$96K (85%) more than **average Molex salary ($64K)**

+$39K (31%) more than **national average Principal Scientist salary ($104K)**

+$64K (57%) more than **average Western Digital salary ($79K)**

+$28K (23%) more than **national average Principal Scientist salary ($104K)**

+$16K (14%) more than **national average Principal Scientist salary ($104K)**

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