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Experienced Principal Electrical Engineer Salary

Compensation for Experienced Principal Electrical Engineers is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($115K). Overall cash earnings for Experienced Principal Electrical Engineers vary widely between $90K and $154K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $20K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$88,048 - $145,802
MEDIAN: $114,786

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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.
$88,048 - $145,802  
$101.37 - $19,942  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $19,574  
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).
$90,301 - $153,751  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 357

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Pay Difference by Location

With a pay rate for Experienced Principal Electrical Engineers that is 29 percent greater than the national average, San Jose offers a comfortable salary for those in this profession. Experienced Principal Electrical Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Irvine (+13 percent) and Boston (+5 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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Engineering Design
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Systems Engineering
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Software Development
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Project Management
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Microsoft Office
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 76 votes.


7 %
93 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 6%