Generous salaries abound for Experienced Principal Electrical Engineers , with average pay above six figures ($121K) per year. In the world of Experienced Principal Electrical Engineers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $23K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $20K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $99K and $168K. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Most Experienced Principal Electrical Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$98,140 - $155,367
$98K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $121,262
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$98,140 - $155,367  
   
Bonus
$1,951 - $23,489  
Profit Sharing
$630 - $19,784  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$99,316 - $168,258  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 246

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $127,321

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For Experienced Principal Electrical Engineers, San Jose provides a pay rate that is 29 percent greater than the national average. Experienced Principal Electrical Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+11 percent), Seattle (+10 percent), Austin (+3 percent), and Boston (+1 percent). The lowest-paying market is Houston, which sits 19 percent below the national average. Employers in Pittsburgh and Minneapolis also lean toward paying below-median salaries (15 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Principal Electrical Engineer

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.
081
10-19 years
81%
20 years or more
19%
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Skills That Affect Principal Electrical Engineer Salaries

Simulation
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Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
up arrow 2%

Board Design / Debug
up arrow 1%

Engineering Design
0%

Systems Engineering
0%

Controls
0%

National Average
$127,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

Design
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 4%

Software Development
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 74%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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