The average salary for an Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineer with Engineering Design skills is $118,453.
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Job Description for Principal Mechanical Engineer
Principal mechanical engineers are responsible for providing effective mechanical solutions to company equipment. They are in charge of fixing industrial machinery that is needed for production. In addition, they also maintain parts, as well as an accurate inventory of production accessories. They take a leadership role in servicing equipment and supervise work performance of other engineers. Most of the time, principal mechanical engineers are on the production floor making sure all company mac…Read more
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
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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).
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