Average Principal Mechanical Engineer with Project Management Skills Salary in San Jose, California

$141,426
Avg. Salary
$12,500
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The average salary for a Principal Mechanical Engineer with Project Management skills in San Jose, California is $141,426.
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$117k
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$141k
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$179k
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MEDIAN $141,426
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Salary
$117k - $179k
Bonus
$3k - $20k
Total Pay
$117k - $190k

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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.

Career Paths

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Principal Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical Engineering Manager
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Popular Skills for Principal Mechanical Engineer

Skills in Product Development, Technical Analysis and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Engineering Design.
Employees with Principal Mechanical Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 2.4% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Salt Lake City, Utah (29.3% less), Atlanta, Georgia (17.7% less) and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (16.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 6 survey responses.
Experienced
100.0%