Experienced Principal Electrical Engineer Salary

Experienced Principal Electrical Engineers can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $123K per year on average. With some bonuses approaching $22K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $15K, overall incomes of Experienced Principal Electrical Engineers spread between $100K and $170K depending on individual performance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$98,711 - $156,149
$99K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $122,697
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$47.71 - $83.92
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MEDIAN: $60.00
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$0$170K
Salary $98,711 - $156,149
Bonus $495.28 - $22,354
Profit Sharing $50.00 - $15,000
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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$100,041 - $170,299
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 245
Hourly Data $0$83
Hourly Rate $47.71 - $83.92
Overtime $58.14
Annual Data $0$170K
Bonus $495.28 - $22,354
Profit Sharing $50.00 - $15,000
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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$100,041 - $170,299
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 11

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $128,469

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San Jose is home to an above-average pay rate for Experienced Principal Electrical Engineers, 28 percent higher than the national average. Experienced Principal Electrical Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+9 percent) and San Diego (+7 percent). Pittsburgh is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 16 percent. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Houston and Minneapolis (15 percent lower and 8 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Principal Electrical Engineer

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
10-19 years
79%
20 years or more
21%
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Skills That Affect Principal Electrical Engineer Salaries

Simulation
▲3%

Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
▲1%

Board Design / Debug
▼0%

Controls
▼0%

National Average
$128,000

Systems Engineering
▼1%


Design
▼2%

Microsoft Office
▼2%

Project Management
▼3%

Microsoft Word
▼3%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼3%

Microsoft Excel
▼4%

Software Development
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 6%
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