Experienced Principal Electrical Engineer Salary

Wages for Experienced Principal Electrical Engineers are generous, with average pay above six figures ($121K) per year. In the world of Experienced Principal Electrical Engineers, overall income ranges from $99K near the bottom to $168K at the top; this can include more than $23K from bonuses and more than $34K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. For the most part, Experienced Principal Electrical Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$97,648 - $154,871
$98K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $120,838
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$48.20 - $65.00
$55
MEDIAN: $55.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$97,648 - $154,871  
   
Bonus
$1,034 - $23,489  
Profit Sharing
$51.52 - $33,935  
Total Pay (?
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$98,917 - $167,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 226
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$55.00  
   
Overtime
$53.36  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$1,034 - $23,489  
   
Profit Sharing
$51.52 - $33,935  
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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$98,917 - $167,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $126,900

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Surpassing the national average by 30 percent, Experienced Principal Electrical Engineers in San Jose receive some of the highest pay in the country. Experienced Principal Electrical Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+10 percent), San Diego (+9 percent), Austin (+4 percent), and Boston (+1 percent). Pittsburgh is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 15 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in Houston and Minneapolis (14 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Principal Electrical Engineer

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.
10-19 years
82%
20 years or more
18%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Skills That Affect Principal Electrical Engineer Salaries

Simulation
▲4%

Board Design / Debug
▲2%

Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
▲2%

Controls
▲2%

Systems Engineering
▼0%

Design
▼0%

National Average
$127,000


Microsoft Office
▼1%

Microsoft Word
▼1%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼1%

Project Management
▼2%

Microsoft Excel
▼3%

Software Development
▼5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 4%