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Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineer Salary

On average, Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineers earn six-figure salaries ($115K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. With some bonuses approaching $17K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $11K, overall incomes of Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineers spread between $97K and $144K depending on individual performance. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly all collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$92,905 - $134,922
MEDIAN: $109,421

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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.
$92,905 - $134,922  
$51.52 - $16,573  
Profit Sharing
$771 - $11,335  
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).
$96,781 - $144,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 361
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Skills That Affect Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineer Salaries

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Engineering Design

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 96 votes.


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96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 92%
vision benefits Vision: 79% employee benefits None: 2%