Average Principal Mechanical Engineer with Product Development Skills Salary in San Diego, California

$127,168
Avg. Salary
$10,174
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The average salary for a Principal Mechanical Engineer with Product Development skills in San Diego, California is $127,168.
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$108k
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$127k
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$184k
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MEDIAN $127,168
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Salary
$108k - $184k
Bonus
$7k - $13k
Total Pay
$105k - $192k

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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.

Career Paths

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Principal Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical Engineering Manager
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Principal Mechanical Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Principal Mechanical Engineer

An experienced Principal Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $127,168 based on 7 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $120,000.
Employees with Principal Mechanical Engineer in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 15.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (10.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Minneapolis, Minnesota (14.7% less), Seattle, Washington (13.2% less) and Salt Lake City, Utah (9.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 12 survey responses.
Experienced
58.3%
Late Career
41.7%