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Average Principal Mechanical Engineer with Engineering Design Skills Salary in Irvine, California

$129,264
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$15,000
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The average salary for a Principal Mechanical Engineer with Engineering Design skills in Irvine, California is $129,264.
25%
$110k
MEDIAN
$129k
75%
$144k
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What Do Principal Mechanical Engineers Do?

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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What Are Popular Skills for Principal Mechanical Engineers?

Employees with Principal Mechanical Engineer in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 11.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (2.2% more) and San Diego, California (1.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Minneapolis, Minnesota (16.9% less), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (7.2% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (4.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 5 survey responses.
Experienced
100.0%