Average Principal Mechanical Engineer with Project Management Skills Salary

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The average salary for a Principal Mechanical Engineer with Project Management skills is $116,464.
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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.

Popular Employer Salaries for Principal Mechanical Engineer

The top respondents for the job title Principal Mechanical Engineer are from the companies Honeywell Aerospace, Northrop Grumman Corporation and Honeywell International Inc. Reported salaries are highest at Northrop Grumman Corporation where the average pay is $122,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Honeywell International Inc and Bechtel Bettis, earning around $120,500 and $119,496, respectively. Orbital Sciences Corporation pays the lowest at around $103,444. Jcb, Inc. and Medtronic, Inc. also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $107,086 and $109,773, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Principal Mechanical Engineer

Skills in Engineering Design, Technical Analysis, Product Development, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) are correlated to pay that is above average.

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 $99,470 based on 9 salaries. A mid-career Principal Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $103,835 based on 53 salaries. An experienced Principal Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $116,244 based on 151 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 Francisco, California earn an average of 30.1% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (23.0% more) and Houston, Texas (19.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Salt Lake City, Utah (14.1% less).

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