Experienced Principal Electrical Engineer Salary

Compensation for Experienced Principal Electrical Engineers is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($115K). Total cash compensation to Experienced Principal Electrical Engineers ranges from $91K on the lower end to $154K on the higher end; the final number includes potential for approximately $20K each from bonuses and profit sharing in exceptional cases. For the most part, Experienced Principal Electrical Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$88,673 - $146,171
(Median)
$89K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $115,261
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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.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$88,673 - $146,171  
   
Bonus
$103.04 - $20,047  
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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$91,333 - $154,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 376
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Pay Difference by Location


San Jose offers some of the highest pay in the country for Experienced Principal Electrical Engineers, 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

Design
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Board Design / Debug
up arrow 4%

Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
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Simulation
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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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National Average
$122,000

Microsoft Excel
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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 69 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 6%
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