Average Late-Career Principal Electrical Engineer with Project Management Skills Salary

$130,540
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$10,195
Bonus
$5,057
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Late-Career Principal Electrical Engineer with Project Management skills is $130,540.
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$107k
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$131k
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$161k
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MEDIAN $130,540
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Salary
$107k - $161k
Bonus
$5k - $28k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $18k
Total Pay
$108k - $182k

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Job Description for Principal Electrical Engineer

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.

Career Paths

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Principal Electrical Engineer
Senior Principal Engineer
Senior Electrical Engineer
Electrical Engineer
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Principal Electrical Engineer

Skills in Engineering Design, Board Design / Debug, Systems Engineering, Design and Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) are correlated to pay that is above average.

Pay by Experience Level for Principal Electrical Engineer

A mid-career Principal Electrical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $111,696 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Principal Electrical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $122,487 based on 96 salaries.
Employees with Principal Electrical Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 11.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (10.3% more) and Minneapolis, Minnesota (3.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (11.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 110 survey responses.
Mid Career
12.7%
Experienced
87.3%