The average salary for an Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineer with Project Management skills is $116,701.
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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 Engineering Design, Product Development, Technical Analysis and Computer Aided Design (CAD) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Finite Element Analysis (FEA).
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 $98,114 based on 7 salaries. A mid-career Principal Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $103,835 based on 57 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $122,675.
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 25.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (10.8% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (2.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Salt Lake City, Utah (11.8% less), Chandler, Arizona (9.5% less) and Carlsbad, California (4.9% less).
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