Average Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineer with Engineering Design Skills Salary in San Diego, California

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The average salary for an Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineer with Engineering Design skills in San Diego, California is $131,883.
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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 that pay less than market rate include Technical Analysis, Product Development and Project Management.
Employees with Principal Mechanical Engineer in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 8.9% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chandler, Arizona (21.6% less), Salt Lake City, Utah (20.4% less) and Charlotte, North Carolina (18.9% less).

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