How much does a Principal Engineer make?

Updated Sep. 20, 2021
$147,202 /yr
Average Base Pay

72 salaries

$109K

Low

$147K

Average

$199K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Principal Engineer is $147,202 per year in Canada. Filter by location to see Principal Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 72 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Engineer employees.

Seniority Levels

L5
Principal Engineer$147,202 /yr
L6
Senior Principal Engineer$117,006 /yr
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Autodesk
4.3

Autodesk

Principal Engineer

$132,034

 /yr
Range: $123K - $198K
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$123K

$198K

$122,780 - $198,028 Range

Huawei Technologies
3.7

Huawei Technologies

Principal Engineer

$157,512

 /yr
Range: $155K - $166K

$155K

$166K

$154,704 - $166,005 Range

Oracle
3.7

Oracle

Principal Engineer

$107,190

 /yr
Range: $97K - $134K

$97K

$134K

$97,405 - $134,030 Range

Cisco Systems
4.3

Cisco Systems

Principal Engineer

$229,966

 /yr
Range: $188K - $252K

$188K

$252K

$187,894 - $252,393 Range

SkipTheDishes
3.7

SkipTheDishes

Principal Engineer
About 

$128K -$152K

$128K

$152K

$127,862 - $151,599 Range

PointClickCare
4.3

PointClickCare

Principal Engineer
About 

$119K -$135K

$119K

$135K

$119,208 - $134,842 Range

Tetra Tech
3.7

Tetra Tech

Principal Engineer - Hourly
About 

$50 -$82

 hourly

$50

$82

$50 - $82 Range

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PMC-Sierra
4.2

PMC-Sierra

Principal Engineer
About 

$152K -$187K

$152K

$187K

$151,936 - $187,378 Range

Hopper
4.1

Hopper

Principal Engineer
About 

$144K -$193K

$144K

$193K

$144,101 - $192,916 Range

Infinera
3.9

Infinera

Principal Engineer
About 

$164K -$179K

$164K

$179K

$163,707 - $179,444 Range

Equinor
3.7

Equinor

Principal Engineer
About 

$156K -$170K

$156K

$170K

$156,202 - $169,872 Range

BlackBerry
3.6

BlackBerry

Principal Engineer
About 

$244K -$262K

$244K

$262K

$243,909 - $262,170 Range

Ericsson-Worldwide
4

Ericsson-Worldwide

Principal Engineer
About 

$124K -$136K

$124K

$136K

$123,934 - $135,880 Range

ATCO Ltd.
3.6

ATCO Ltd.

Principal Engineer
About 

$170K -$184K

$170K

$184K

$170,204 - $183,636 Range

Pratt & Whitney Canada
4

Pratt & Whitney Canada

Principal Engineer
About 

$120K -$130K

$120K

$130K

$120,494 - $129,635 Range

Thales
3.4

Thales

Principal Engineer
About 

$137K -$147K

$137K

$147K

$137,210 - $146,597 Range

Videotron
3.9

Videotron

Principal Engineer
About 

$100K -$110K

$100K

$110K

$100,120 - $109,806 Range

STEMCELL Technologies
4.1

STEMCELL Technologies

Principal Engineer
About 

$126K -$136K

$126K

$136K

$125,605 - $136,057 Range

Intel Corporation
4.2

Intel Corporation

Principal Engineer
About 

$242K -$259K

$242K

$259K

$241,943 - $259,071 Range

Moxie’s Grill & Bar
3.8

Moxie’s Grill & Bar

Principal Engineer - Hourly Contractor
About 

$91 -$98

 hourly

$91

$98

$91 - $98 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Principal Engineer salaries

The national average salary for a Principal Engineer is $147,202 per year in Canada. Filter by location to see a Principal Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 72 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Principal Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a Principal Engineer in Canada is $198,876 per year.

The lowest salary for a Principal Engineer in Canada is $108,954 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent principal engineer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$250,506
per year
A Principal Engineer in the Vancouver Area area reported making $250,506 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Vancouver Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$105,000
per year
A Principal Engineer in the Montreal Area area reported making $105,000 per year
Additional Pay
$10k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Montreal Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
$191,209
per year
A Principal Engineer in the Vancouver Area area reported making $191,209 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Vancouver Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Public
$115,732
per year
A Principal Engineer in the Ottawa Area area reported making $115,732 per year
Additional Pay
$5k cash bonus
$2k profit sharing
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Ottawa Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$153,749
per year
A Principal Engineer in the Vancouver Area area reported making $153,749 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Vancouver Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
$131,660
per year
A Principal Engineer in the Toronto Area area reported making $131,660 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Toronto Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$111,405
per year
A Principal Engineer in the Ottawa Area area reported making $111,405 per year
Additional Pay
$20 cash bonus
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Ottawa Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$132,034
per year
A Principal Engineer in the Montreal Area area reported making $132,034 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Montreal Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$157,425
per year
A Principal Engineer in the Toronto Area area reported making $157,425 per year
Additional Pay
$30k cash bonus
Job Highlights
Toronto Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
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