Average Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineer with Project Management Skills Salary

$116,701
Avg. Salary
$9,744
Bonus
$5,500
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Experienced Principal Mechanical Engineer with Project Management skills is $116,701.
10%
$93k
MEDIAN
$117k
90%
$148k
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Salary
$93k - $148k
Bonus
$1k - $20k
Profit Sharing
$970 - $15k
Total Pay
$96k - $158k

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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 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.
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).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 205 survey responses.
Early Career
3.4%
Mid Career
27.8%
Late Career
68.8%