Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineer Salary

Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineers enjoy a hefty income, with average pay passing six figures ($110K) annually. Overall cash earnings for Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineers stretch from $96K on the lower end to $145K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $18K from bonuses and $10K from profit sharing. Job satisfaction for Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineers is high. Almost all have medical and dental plans, and a fair number have vision insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$92,599 - $136,194
(Median)
$93K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $109,654
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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
$92,599 - $136,194  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,145  
Profit Sharing
$786 - $10,241  
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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$96,142 - $144,956  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 412
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 - $18,145  
   
Profit Sharing
$786 - $10,241  
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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$96,142 - $144,956  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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: 79% employee benefits None: 3%
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