Experienced Principal Electrical Engineer Salary

Experienced Principal Electrical Engineers see excellent average salaries — about $123K annually. Total cash compensation to Experienced Principal Electrical Engineers bottoms out near $100K and approaches $170K on the high end; the biggest paychecks include approximately $22K from bonuses and almost $20K from profit sharing. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Experienced Principal Electrical Engineers. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$98,368 - $156,064
$98K
$120K
$160K
MEDIAN: $122,832
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$47.88 - $83.75
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MEDIAN: $62.40
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$0$169K
Salary $98,368 - $156,064
Bonus $501 - $23,820
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $11,252
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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$99,977 - $169,811
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 257
Hourly Data $0$83
Hourly Rate $47.88 - $83.75
Overtime $54.92
Annual Data $0$169K
Bonus $501 - $23,820
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $11,252
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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$99,977 - $169,811
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 23 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 12

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Principal Electrical Engineer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $128,867

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Experienced Principal Electrical Engineers, working in the bustling city of San Jose has its advantages, including an above-average pay rate. Experienced Principal Electrical Engineers will also find cushy salaries in Seattle (+9 percent) and San Diego (+7 percent). Falling short of the national average by 16 percent, the area with the worst salaries is Pittsburgh. Two other places where employers offer below-median salaries are Houston (15 percent less) and Minneapolis (9 percent less).

Key Stats for Principal Electrical Engineer

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
10-19 years
76%
20 years or more
24%
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Skills That Affect Principal Electrical Engineer Salaries

Simulation
▲3%

Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA)
▲1%

Board Design / Debug
▼0%

Controls
▼0%

National Average
$129,000


Systems Engineering
▼2%

Design
▼2%

Project Management
▼3%

Microsoft Office
▼3%

Microsoft Word
▼3%

Windows Operating System General Use
▼3%

Microsoft Excel
▼4%

Software Development
▼7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 75%
no benefits
None: 6%
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