Experienced Principal Electrical Engineer Salary

On average, Experienced Principal Electrical Engineers earn six-figure salaries ($116K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Cash earnings of Experienced Principal Electrical Engineers can occasionally include $20K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $92K to almost $154K. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$89,442 - $146,264
MEDIAN: $115,709

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$89,442 - $146,264  
$99.33 - $20,086  
Profit Sharing
$993 - $19,885  
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).
$92,096 - $154,445  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 373
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Pay Difference by Location

For those looking to make money, Experienced Principal Electrical Engineers in San Jose enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 29 percent above the national average. Experienced Principal Electrical Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+10 percent) and Irvine (+9 percent).

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Skills That Affect Experienced Principal Electrical Engineer Salaries

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Board Design / Debug
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Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
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Systems Engineering
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Software Development
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Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 67 votes.


6 %
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Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 6%