How much does a Principal Engineer make?

Updated 6 Dec 2021
£58,867 /yr
Average Base Pay

811 salaries

£42K

Low

£59K

Average

£83K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

How much does a Principal Engineer make? The national average salary for a Principal Engineer is £58,867 in United Kingdom. Filter by location to see Principal Engineer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 811 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Engineer employees.

Seniority Levels

L5
Principal Engineer£58,867 /yr
L6
Senior Principal Engineer£64,102 /yr
L7
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MBDA
4.1

MBDA

Principal Engineer

£45,120

 /yr
Range: £40K - £55K
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£40K

£55K

£39,506 - £54,976 Range

WSP
3.6

WSP

Principal Engineer

£47,988

 /yr
Range: £39K - £66K

£39K

£66K

£39,476 - £66,295 Range

AECOM
3.7

AECOM

Principal Engineer

£50,023

 /yr
Range: £42K - £67K

£42K

£67K

£42,225 - £67,418 Range

Arm
4

Arm

Principal Engineer

£85,877

 /yr
Range: £60K - £123K

£60K

£123K

£60,000 - £122,815 Range

Ricardo
4

Ricardo

Principal Engineer

£54,972

 /yr
Range: £48K - £71K

£48K

£71K

£47,681 - £70,817 Range

Cambridge Consultants
4.1

Cambridge Consultants

Principal Engineer

£54,298

 /yr
Range: £49K - £63K

£49K

£63K

£48,685 - £62,736 Range

Atkins
3.8

Atkins

Principal Engineer

£58,024

 /yr
Range: £46K - £71K

£46K

£71K

£46,419 - £70,568 Range

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Jacobs
3.9

Jacobs

Principal Engineer

£54,639

 /yr
Range: £43K - £79K

£43K

£79K

£43,139 - £78,812 Range

BAE Systems
3.9

BAE Systems

Principal Engineer

£50,309

 /yr
Range: £45K - £60K

£45K

£60K

£45,216 - £59,904 Range

Jaguar Land Rover
3.6

Jaguar Land Rover

Principal Engineer

£49,721

 /yr
Range: £41K - £62K

£41K

£62K

£40,613 - £62,151 Range

Hoare Lea
4

Hoare Lea

Principal Engineer

£47,104

 /yr
Range: £36K - £62K

£36K

£62K

£36,193 - £61,867 Range

Mott MacDonald
4.1

Mott MacDonald

Principal Engineer

£60,161

 /yr
Range: £47K - £84K

£47K

£84K

£47,258 - £83,559 Range

Leonardo
3.6

Leonardo

Principal Engineer

£48,551

 /yr
Range: £43K - £56K

£43K

£56K

£42,698 - £56,404 Range

McLaren Group
2.9

McLaren Group

Principal Engineer

£62,878

 /yr
Range: £57K - £73K

£57K

£73K

£56,623 - £73,431 Range

Arcadis
4

Arcadis

Principal Engineer

£57,053

 /yr
Range: £51K - £61K

£51K

£61K

£50,584 - £60,701 Range

Babcock International Group
3.6

Babcock International Group

Principal Engineer

£57,172

 /yr
Range: £53K - £60K

£53K

£60K

£52,797 - £60,063 Range

Dyson
2.6

Dyson

Principal Engineer

£71,873

 /yr
Range: £64K - £79K

£64K

£79K

£63,736 - £79,356 Range

DNV GL
3.9

DNV GL

Principal Engineer

£69,370

 /yr
Range: £41K - £86K

£41K

£86K

£41,434 - £86,494 Range

Broadcom
3.4

Broadcom

Principal Engineer

£73,402

 /yr
Range: £61K - £84K

£61K

£84K

£61,295 - £84,441 Range

Amec Foster Wheeler
3.4

Amec Foster Wheeler

Principal Engineer

£59,109

 /yr
Range: £40K - £110K

£40K

£110K

£40,411 - £109,507 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Principal Engineer salaries

The national average salary for a Principal Engineer is £58,867 per year in United Kingdom. Filter by location to see a Principal Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 811 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Principal Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a Principal Engineer in United Kingdom is £83,155 per year.

The lowest salary for a Principal Engineer in United Kingdom is £41,673 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

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

£94,000
per year
A Principal Engineer in the Cambridge Area area reported making £94,000 per year
Additional Pay
£15 cash bonus
£15 stock bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Cambridge Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
£96,000
per year
A Principal Engineer in the London Area area reported making £96,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
London Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
£115,000
per year
A Principal Engineer in the London Area area reported making £115,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
London Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Company - Private
£49,000
per year
A Principal Engineer in the Cambridge Area area reported making £49,000 per year
Additional Pay
£2k profit sharing
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Cambridge Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
£60,000
per year
A Principal Engineer in the Cambridge Area area reported making £60,000 per year
Additional Pay
£4k cash bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Cambridge Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
£51,000
per year
A Principal Engineer in the Cambridge Area area reported making £51,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Cambridge Area area
Full-time
 
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Private
£46,613
per year
A Principal Engineer in the Manchester Area area reported making £46,613 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Manchester Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
£56,972
per year
A Principal Engineer in the London Area area reported making £56,972 per year
Additional Pay
£5k cash bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
London Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
£46,000
per year
A Principal Engineer in the Luton Area area reported making £46,000 per year
Additional Pay
£2k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Luton Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
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