Experienced Principal Electrical Engineer Salary

Wages for Experienced Principal Electrical Engineers are generous, with average pay above six figures ($116K) per year. Overall cash earnings for Experienced Principal Electrical Engineers vary widely between $93K and $155K; for a few high rollers, the final number can encompass upwards of $20K each from bonuses and profit sharing proceeds. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Work is enjoyable for Experienced Principal Electrical Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$89,958 - $146,615

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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$89,958 - $146,615  
   
Bonus
$99.33 - $20,166  
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).
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$92,649 - $154,990  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 372
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Pay Difference by Location


With a pay rate for Experienced Principal Electrical Engineers that is 28 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 Seattle (+10 percent) and Boston (+5 percent). Falling short of the national average by 6 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Minneapolis.

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Skills That Affect Experienced Principal Electrical Engineer Salaries

Design
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Board Design / Debug
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Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
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Simulation
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Engineering Design
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Project Management
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Systems Engineering
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Microsoft Excel
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Software Development
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National Average
$123,000

Microsoft Office
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Microsoft Word
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Controls
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 65 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 6%
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