A Principal Electrical Engineer earns an average salary of AU$157,272 per year. Most people in this job have more than five years' experience in related jobs.

AU$116,716 - AU$219,854
AU$120K
AU$160K
AU$220K
MEDIAN: AU$157,271
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AU$64.00 - AU$172
AU$64
AU$86
AU$170
MEDIAN: AU$85.96
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90%
AU$0AU$230K
Salary AU$116,716 - AU$219,854
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$30,000
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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AU$120,553 - AU$230,561
  • Country: Australia
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 69
Hourly Data AU$0AU$172
Hourly Rate AU$64.00 - AU$172
Overtime AU$67.00
Annual Data AU$0AU$230K
Bonus AU$0.00 - AU$30,000
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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AU$120,553 - AU$230,561
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: AUD
  • Updated: 13 Jan 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 14

Job Description for Principal Electrical Engineer

A principal electrical engineer oversees electrical-related building or design projects within their organization, as well as oversees a staff of junior engineers who work in their planning and execution. The principal electrical engineer serves in a project manager capacity, regularly inspecting and reviewing the work being done, noting any needed corrections or adjustments. For many building and design firms, the principal engineer also performs cost forecasting, projections, and estimations; these are essential to provide clients with an accurate assessment of costs. It then falls to the principal electrical engineer to ensure the project comes in at (or near) the forecasted cost.

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Principal Electrical Engineer Tasks

  • Manage all aspects Electrical Engineering projects from beginning phases until completion.
  • Develop policies and procedures for use of the created products.
  • Develop, design, and test electrical devices.

Principal Electrical Engineer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: AU$164,387

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Key Stats for Principal Electrical Engineer

5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
52%

Experience Affects Principal Electrical Engineer Salaries

▲8%

National Average
AU$164,000

▼3%

Years of Experience

5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
52%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 15%
dental benefits
Dental: 6%
vision benefits
Vision: 9%
no benefits
None: 83%