The average salary for a Mid-Career Principal Electrical Engineer with Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) skills is $121,265.
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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; …Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Principal Electrical Engineer
Skills in Systems Engineering and Simulation are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Design, Project Management and Engineering Design.
Pay by Experience Level for Principal Electrical Engineer
An experienced Principal Electrical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $128,283 based on 40 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $137,382.
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