Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineer Salary

Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineers receive generous compensation — earning an average of $110K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. In the world of Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $18K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $10K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $96K and $145K. Work is enjoyable for Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$92,264 - $136,002
(Median)
$92K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $109,633
10%
50%
90%

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$50.59 - $124.16
(Median)
$51
$62
$120
MEDIAN: $62.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$92,264 - $136,002  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,048  
Profit Sharing
$789 - $10,213  
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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$96,019 - $144,770  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 419
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$50.59 - $124.16  
   
Overtime
$30.20 - $81.95  
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$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,048  
   
Profit Sharing
$789 - $10,213  
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).
)
$96,019 - $144,770  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10
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Skills That Affect Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Project Management
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Simulation
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ANSYS
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Pro/Engineer
0%

National Average
$115,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

SolidWorks
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Technical Analysis
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Microsoft Office
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Systems Engineering
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 93 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 92%
vision benefits Vision: 80% employee benefits None: 3%
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