Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineer Salary

Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineers see excellent average salaries — about $118K annually. Cash earnings for Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineers — including $20K in bonuses and $13K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $98K to $151K depending on individual performance. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. For the most part, Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$95,485 - $142,015
$95K
$120K
$140K
MEDIAN: $117,689
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Salary $95,485 - $142,015
Bonus $1,015 - $20,220
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $13,460
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$97,619 - $150,635
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 258

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $120,738

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineers in Irvine enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 14 percent above the national average. Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like San Diego (+12 percent), San Jose (+9 percent), Boston (+7 percent), and Minneapolis (+4 percent). Chandler is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 12 percent.

Key Stats for Principal Mechanical Engineer

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
10-19 years
82%
20 years or more
18%
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Skills That Affect Principal Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Pro/Engineer
▲4%

Simulation
▲1%

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
▼0%

National Average
$121,000

Product Development
▼1%

SolidWorks
▼1%

ANSYS
▼1%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼2%

Microsoft Office
▼2%

Project Management
▼3%


Technical Analysis
▼4%

ANSYS Simulation Software
▼4%

Team Leadership
▼8%

Systems Engineering
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 4%
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