Average Late-Career Principal Mechanical Engineer with Engineering Design Skills Salary

$122,972
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$8,000
Bonus
$6,104
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The average salary for a Late-Career Principal Mechanical Engineer with Engineering Design skills is $122,972.
10%
$97k
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$123k
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$155k
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Salary
$97k - $155k
Bonus
$2k - $24k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $25k
Total Pay
$99k - $164k

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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 Technical Analysis, Product Development 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 Project Management.

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 $100,606 based on 12 salaries. A mid-career Principal Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $104,211 based on 84 salaries. An experienced Principal Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $118,453 based on 239 salaries.
Employees with Principal Mechanical Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 17.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (13.5% more) and San Diego, California (8.9% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Minneapolis, Minnesota (10.5% less), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2.7% less) and South Bend, Indiana (1.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 335 survey responses.
Early Career
3.6%
Mid Career
25.1%
Experienced
71.3%