The average salary for a Principal Mechanical Engineer in Houston, Texas is $126,905 per year. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

$97,194 - $155,133
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MEDIAN: $126,904
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$4,250  
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$99,448 - $158,169  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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Experience Affects Principal Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

National Average
$132,000

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Principal Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 13%

Engineering Design
up arrow 5%

National Average
$132,000

Technical Analysis
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
46%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
medical benefits
Vision: 82%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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