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Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineer Salary

On average, Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineers earn six-figure salaries ($115K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. With some bonuses approaching $17K and certain profit sharing proceeds approaching $11K, overall incomes of Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineers spread between $97K and $144K depending on individual performance. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly all collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
$92,905 - $134,922
(Median)
$93K
$110K
$130K
MEDIAN: $109,421
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$92,905 - $134,922  
   
Bonus
$51.52 - $16,573  
Profit Sharing
$771 - $11,335  
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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$96,781 - $144,306  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 361
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Skills That Affect Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Project Management
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Simulation
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Engineering Design
0%

National Average
$115,000

Microsoft Office
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ANSYS
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Pro/Engineer
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SolidWorks
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Technical Analysis
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 96 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 92%
vision benefits Vision: 79% employee benefits None: 2%