Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineer Salary

On average, Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineers earn six-figure salaries ($110K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Final cash compensation to Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineers varies from around $97K to approximately $147K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $19K and $10K, respectively. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all claim medical and dental insurance and a large number get vision coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$93,860 - $138,012
(Median)
$94K
$110K
$140K
MEDIAN: $110,333
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$49.62 - $123.29
(Median)
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$60
$120
MEDIAN: $60
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$93,860 - $138,012  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,703  
Profit Sharing
$780 - $9,814  
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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$96,851 - $147,413  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 467
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$50$100$150
Hourly Rate
$49.62 - $123.29  
   
Overtime
$30.41 - $81.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$100K$200K$300K
Bonus
$0.00 - $18,703  
   
Profit Sharing
$780 - $9,814  
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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$96,851 - $147,413  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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Skills That Affect Principal Mechanical Engineer Salaries

ANSYS
up arrow 4%

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
up arrow 4%

Simulation
up arrow 3%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 3%

Project Management
up arrow 2%

SolidWorks
up arrow 1%

Pro/Engineer
up arrow 1%

Engineering Design
0%

National Average
$115,000

Technical Analysis
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Product Development
up arrow 4%

Systems Engineering
up arrow 11%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 89 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
medical benefits
Vision: 82%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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