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Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineer Salary

Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineers see excellent average salaries — about $110K annually. Total incomes of Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $18K from bonuses and close to $11K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $97K and $145K. Almost all enjoy medical while nearly all get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Most Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$93,049 - $135,967
MEDIAN: $109,676

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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.
$93,049 - $135,967  
$-0.46 - $17,707  
Profit Sharing
$789 - $10,926  
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).
$96,508 - $145,217  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 415

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Skills That Affect Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Project Management
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Engineering Design

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Technical Analysis
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Systems Engineering
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 106 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%