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How much does a Principal Engineer make?

Updated 29 Jul 2021
£58,569 /yr
Average Base Pay

762 salaries

£42K

Low

£59K

Average

£83K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for a Principal Engineer is £58,569 per year in United Kingdom. Filter by location to see Principal Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 762 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Principal Engineer employees.

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Principal Engineer£58,569 /yr
L6
Senior Principal Engineer£65,117 /yr
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MBDA
4.2

MBDA

Principal Engineer

£45,000

 /yr
Range: £40K - £54K
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£40K

£54K

£39,642 - £54,197 Range

WSP
3.6

WSP

Principal Engineer

£46,346

 /yr
Range: £39K - £60K

£39K

£60K

£38,917 - £60,000 Range

Ricardo
3.9

Ricardo

Principal Engineer

£54,194

 /yr
Range: £47K - £70K

£47K

£70K

£47,006 - £70,000 Range

AECOM
3.6

AECOM

Principal Engineer

£49,650

 /yr
Range: £42K - £66K

£42K

£66K

£41,715 - £66,463 Range

Arm
4.1

Arm

Principal Engineer

£80,510

 /yr
Range: £60K - £116K

£60K

£116K

£59,996 - £115,734 Range

Cambridge Consultants
4

Cambridge Consultants

Principal Engineer

£53,529

 /yr
Range: £47K - £64K

£47K

£64K

£47,312 - £64,499 Range

Atkins
3.9

Atkins

Principal Engineer

£57,202

 /yr
Range: £43K - £76K

£43K

£76K

£43,273 - £76,218 Range

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Jacobs
3.8

Jacobs

Principal Engineer

£52,110

 /yr
Range: £43K - £78K

£43K

£78K

£42,528 - £77,695 Range

Jaguar Land Rover
3.7

Jaguar Land Rover

Principal Engineer

£50,006

 /yr
Range: £40K - £61K

£40K

£61K

£40,038 - £61,271 Range

Mott MacDonald
4

Mott MacDonald

Principal Engineer

£57,115

 /yr
Range: £47K - £82K

£47K

£82K

£46,589 - £82,376 Range

BAE Systems
3.9

BAE Systems

Principal Engineer

£50,524

 /yr
Range: £45K - £59K

£45K

£59K

£45,287 - £59,000 Range

Hoare Lea
4.1

Hoare Lea

Principal Engineer

£46,719

 /yr
Range: £42K - £61K

£42K

£61K

£41,677 - £60,991 Range

McLaren Group
3

McLaren Group

Principal Engineer

£61,988

 /yr
Range: £56K - £73K

£56K

£73K

£55,821 - £72,890 Range

Babcock International Group
3.6

Babcock International Group

Principal Engineer

£56,436

 /yr
Range: £52K - £59K

£52K

£59K

£52,000 - £59,213 Range

Dyson
2.8

Dyson

Principal Engineer

£70,855

 /yr
Range: £63K - £78K

£63K

£78K

£63,000 - £78,440 Range

Leonardo
3.6

Leonardo

Principal Engineer

£47,753

 /yr
Range: £42K - £56K

£42K

£56K

£42,093 - £55,605 Range

Arcadis
4

Arcadis

Principal Engineer

£56,245

 /yr
Range: £50K - £60K

£50K

£60K

£50,000 - £60,000 Range

Airbus
4.1

Airbus

Principal Engineer

£45,959

 /yr
Range: £43K - £53K

£43K

£53K

£42,947 - £52,857 Range

Broadcom
3.3

Broadcom

Principal Engineer

£72,363

 /yr
Range: £60K - £83K

£60K

£83K

£60,427 - £83,245 Range

Amec Foster Wheeler
3.4

Amec Foster Wheeler

Principal Engineer

£58,272

 /yr
Range: £40K - £108K

£40K

£108K

£39,838 - £107,956 Range

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Frequently asked questions about a Principal Engineer salaries

The national average salary for a a Principal Engineer is £58,569 per year in United Kingdom. Filter by location to see a Principal Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 762 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Principal Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a a Principal Engineer in United Kingdom is £82,656 per year.

The lowest salary for a a Principal Engineer in United Kingdom is £41,502 per year.

Recent Salary Reports

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

£64,000
per year
A Principal Engineer in the Bristol Area area reported making £64,000 per year
Additional Pay
£5k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Bristol Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
£50,000
per year
A Principal Engineer in the Milton Keynes Area area reported making £50,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Milton Keynes Area area
Full-time
 
201 to 500 employees
Subsidiary or Business Segment
£53,000
per year
A Principal Engineer in the London Area area reported making £53,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
London Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
£60,000
per year
A Principal Engineer in the London Area area reported making £60,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
London Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
£60,000
per year
A Principal Engineer in the London Area area reported making £60,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
London Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
£70,000
per year
A Principal Engineer in the London Area area reported making £70,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
London Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
£55,000
per year
A Principal Engineer in the Coventry Area area reported making £55,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Coventry Area area
Contract
 
5001 to 10000 employees
College / University
£65,000
per year
A Principal Engineer in the London Area area reported making £65,000 per year
Additional Pay
£7k tips/gratuities
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
London Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ 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
5-7 years experience
Luton Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
£55,000
per year
A Principal Engineer in the Bristol Area area reported making £55,000 per year
Additional Pay
£5k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Bristol Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
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