Average Late-Career Principal Electrical Engineer with Design Skills Salary

$141,338
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$9,863
Bonus
$9,826
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for a Late-Career Principal Electrical Engineer with Design skills is $141,338.
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$110k
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$141k
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$169k
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MEDIAN $141,338
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Salary
$110k - $169k
Bonus
$2k - $25k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $30k
Total Pay
$113k - $186k

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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
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Popular Skills for Principal Electrical Engineer

Skills that pay less than market rate include Field-Programmable Gate Array (FPGA), Project Management, Systems Engineering, Board Design / Debug and Engineering Design.

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 $118,644 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Principal Electrical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $122,146 based on 68 salaries.

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Years of Experience

This data is based on 80 survey responses.
Mid Career
15.0%
Experienced
85.0%