Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineer Salary

Average pay for Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineers is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($116K). In the world of Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $98K and $149K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $20K and $13K, respectively. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$96,112 - $139,771
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MEDIAN: $116,040
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National Salary Data (?
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$96,112 - $139,771  
   
Bonus
$505 - $19,944  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $13,310  
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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$98,168 - $148,859  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 287

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Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $119,012

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For Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineers, working in the bustling city of Irvine has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineers will also find cushy salaries in San Diego (+13 percent), San Jose (+11 percent), Boston (+9 percent), and Minneapolis (+6 percent). Chandler is the lowest-paying area, 11 percent south of the national average.

Key Stats for Principal Mechanical Engineer

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
10-19 years
81%
20 years or more
19%
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Skills That Affect Principal Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Pro/Engineer
▲5%

Simulation
▲2%

SolidWorks
▲1%

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
▲1%

Product Development
▼0%

ANSYS
▼0%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼0%

National Average
$119,000

Project Management
▼1%

Microsoft Office
▼1%


Technical Analysis
▼2%

ANSYS Simulation Software
▼2%

Team Leadership
▼7%

Systems Engineering
▼14%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 80%
no benefits
None: 4%
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