Average Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineer with Engineering Design Skills Salary

$118,453
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$8,332
Bonus
$4,943
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineer with Engineering Design skills is $118,453.
10%
$94k
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$118k
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$149k
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Salary
$94k - $149k
Bonus
$1k - $20k
Profit Sharing
$986 - $20k
Total Pay
$99k - $154k

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Job Description for Principal Mechanical Engineer

Principal Mechanical Engineer Tasks
  • Manage all aspects Mechanical Engineering projects from beginning phases until completion.
  • Research design and make decisions based on appearance, safety, budget, and function.
  • Manage time and cost to complete projects.

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Popular Skills for Principal Mechanical Engineer

Skills in Product Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Computer Aided Design (CAD), Technical Analysis and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Principal Mechanical Engineer

An early career Principal Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $100,606 based on 12 salaries. A mid-career Principal Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $104,211 based on 84 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $122,972.
Employees with Principal Mechanical Engineer in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 21.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (11.3% more) and Houston, Texas (11.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chandler, Arizona (12.7% less) and Salt Lake City, Utah (11.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 338 survey responses.
Early Career
3.6%
Mid Career
24.9%
Late Career
71.6%