Wages for Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineers are generous, with average pay above six figures ($115K) per year. Total incomes of Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $20K from bonuses and close to $12K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $99K and $147K. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn vision coverage. Most Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$96,249 - $138,319
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MEDIAN: $115,132
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$96,249 - $138,319  
   
Bonus
$489.36 - $20,010  
Profit Sharing
$940 - $11,836  
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$98,789 - $147,469  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 283

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Key Stats for Principal Mechanical Engineer

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
078
10-19 years
79%
20 years or more
21%
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Skills That Affect Principal Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Simulation
up arrow 3%

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
up arrow 2%

Pro/Engineer
up arrow 2%

SolidWorks
up arrow 1%

ANSYS
up arrow 1%

Product Development
up arrow 1%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
0%

ANSYS Simulation Software
0%

National Average
$118,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%


Technical Analysis
up arrow 2%

Team Leadership
up arrow 6%

Systems Engineering
up arrow 13%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
vision benefits
Vision: 83%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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