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Principal Mechanical Engineer Salary

The average salary for a Principal Mechanical Engineer is $110,025 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$85,294 - $141,079
(Median)
$85K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $110,024
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90%

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$44.84 - $97.87
(Median)
$45
$62
$98
MEDIAN: $62.00
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50%
90%

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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
$85,294 - $141,079  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,897  
Profit Sharing
$805 - $12,365  
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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$87,883 - $150,028  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 789
National Hourly Rate 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$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$44.84 - $97.87  
   
Overtime
$43.63 - $88.00  
National Annualized 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.
)
$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $17,897  
   
Profit Sharing
$805 - $12,365  
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).
)
$87,883 - $150,028  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30

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Job Description for Principal Mechanical Engineer

Principal mechanical engineers are responsible for providing effective mechanical solutions to company equipment. They are in charge of fixing industrial machinery that is needed for production. In addition, they also maintain parts, as well as an accurate inventory of production accessories. They take a leadership role in servicing equipment and supervise work performance of other engineers. Most of the time, principal mechanical engineers are on the production floor making sure all company machinery is working up to standards. They also follow strict safety conditions and use safety goggles and steel toe boots to avoid accidents. Principal mechanical engineers assist in the correction of manufacturing issues and design problems. They also help with other servicing activities such as procedure development and analysis methods.

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Principal Mechanical Engineer Tasks

  • Manage time and cost to complete projects.
  • Research design and make decisions based on appearance, safety, budget, and function.
  • Manage all aspects Mechanical Engineering projects from beginning phases until completion.

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Experience Affects Principal Mechanical Engineer Salaries



National Average
$116,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 28%

Skills That Affect Principal Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 4%

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Technical Analysis
up arrow 1%

Simulation
0%

National Average
$116,000

SolidWorks
up arrow 1%

Pro/Engineer
up arrow 1%

ANSYS
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 10%

Systems Engineering
up arrow 11%

Product Development
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 203 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
3%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
42%
20 years or more
41%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 5%
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