Late-Career Principal Mechanical Engineer Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Late-Career Principal Mechanical Engineer is $116,154 per year.
Late-Career Principal Mechanical Engineer Total Pay (?
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$90,416 - $152,605
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MEDIAN: $116,153
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Late-Career Principal Mechanical Engineer Total Pay (?
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$44.84 - $86.04
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MEDIAN: $62.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$90,416 - $152,605  
   
Bonus
$10.07 - $19,180  
Profit Sharing
$2,909 - $15,456  
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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$95,558 - $160,527  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 244
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$44.84 - $86.04  
   
Overtime
$45.00 - $88.32  
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.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$10.07 - $19,180  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,909 - $15,456  
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).
)
$95,558 - $160,527  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 244
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Houston
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Irvine
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Minneapolis
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Boston
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National Average
$123,000
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Skills That Affect Late-Career Principal Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 2%
Engineering Design
up arrow 1%
Technical Analysis
up arrow 1%
Pro/Engineer
up arrow 1%
National Average
$123,000
ANSYS
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Simulation
up arrow 2%
SolidWorks
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Microsoft Office
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Gender
Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 11%
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