Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for a Principal Mechanical Engineer is $126,526
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Principal Mechanical Engineers?
A mid-career Principal Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $122,966 based on 11 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $135,238.
What Do Principal Mechanical Engineers Do?
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 …Read more