Average Early-Career Principal Electrical Engineer with Engineering Design Skills Salary

$97,995
Avg. Salary
$2,500
Bonus
$1,250
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Early-Career Principal Electrical Engineer with Engineering Design skills is $97,995.
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$71k
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$98k
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$149k
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MEDIAN $97,995
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Salary
$71k - $149k
Bonus
$2k - $11k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1k
Total Pay
$72k - $158k

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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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Popular Skills for Principal Electrical Engineer

Skills in Project Management, Simulation and Systems Engineering 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 $120,696 based on 35 salaries. An experienced Principal Electrical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $124,718 based on 231 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $133,075.

Years of Experience

This data is based on 522 survey responses.
Mid Career
6.7%
Experienced
44.3%
Late Career
49.0%