Average Principal Mechanical Engineer Salary

$119,899
Avg. Base Salary (USD)
10%
$92k
MEDIAN
$120k
90%
$152k

The average salary for a Principal Mechanical Engineer is $119,899

Base Salary
$92k - $152k
Bonus
$2k - $20k
Profit Sharing
$1k - $19k
Total Pay
$94k - $162k
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Job Satisfaction for Principal Mechanical Engineer

4 out of 5
(148)
Highly Satisfied
17Reviews
Based on 148 responses, the job of Principal Mechanical Engineer has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.96 out of 5. On average, Principal Mechanical Engineers are highly satisfied with their job.

Gender Breakdown

Male
92.1%
Female
7.9%
This data is based on 392 survey responses. Learn more about the gender pay gap.

Common Health Benefits

Medical

95%

Dental

91%

Vision

84%

None

4%