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Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineer Salary

Salaries for Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineers are generous, with average pay above six figures ($110K) per year. Total cash earnings of Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineers range from $96K on the low end to $145K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $18K and $10K, respectively. Nearly all have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. For the most part, Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$92,711 - $136,021
MEDIAN: $109,819

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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.
$92,711 - $136,021  
$0.00 - $17,952  
Profit Sharing
$786 - $10,241  
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).
$96,285 - $145,215  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 415

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Skills That Affect Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineer Salaries

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Engineering Design

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Systems Engineering
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 102 votes.


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97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 92%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None: 2%