Average Principal Mechanical Engineer with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Skills Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

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The average salary for a Principal Mechanical Engineer with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) skills in Boston, Massachusetts is $127,422.
MEDIAN $127,422
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$118k - $138k

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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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Principal Mechanical Engineer
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Senior Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical Engineering Manager
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Popular Skills for Principal Mechanical Engineer

Skills in SolidWorks, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Technical Analysis are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Product Development and Engineering Design.
Employees with Principal Mechanical Engineer in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 22.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Groton, Connecticut (11.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Salt Lake City, Utah (19.6% less), Houston, Texas (13.7% less) and Sunnyvale, California (3.6% less).

Years of Experience

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