Average Principal Mechanical Engineer with Product Development Skills Salary in Boston, Massachusetts

$125,051
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$0
Bonus
$4,500
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The average salary for a Principal Mechanical Engineer with Product Development skills in Boston, Massachusetts is $125,051.
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$105k
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$125k
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$143k
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MEDIAN $125,051
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Salary
$105k - $143k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $5k
Total Pay
$107k - $148k

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

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 $122,921 based on 15 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $129,345.
Employees with Principal Mechanical Engineer in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 17.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (12.0% more) and San Diego, California (1.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Minneapolis, Minnesota (13.3% less), Seattle, Washington (11.8% less) and Salt Lake City, Utah (8.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 20 survey responses.
Experienced
75.0%
Late Career
25.0%