Average Mid-Career Principal Electrical Engineer Salary

$120,040
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$10,361
Bonus
$2,250
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Principal Electrical Engineer is $120,040.
10%
$93k
MEDIAN
$120k
90%
$146k
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Salary
$93k - $146k
Bonus
$3k - $20k
Profit Sharing
$50 - $28k
Total Pay
$94k - $154k

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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.

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Popular Skills for Principal Electrical Engineer

Skills in Engineering Design and Systems Engineering are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Design and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Principal Electrical Engineer

An early career Principal Electrical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $109,002 based on 23 salaries. An experienced Principal Electrical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $124,478 based on 428 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $133,884.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 929 survey responses.
Early Career
2.5%
Experienced
46.1%
Late Career
51.5%

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