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

$130,052
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$8,000
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The average salary for a Principal Mechanical Engineer with Project Management skills in San Diego, California is $130,052.
10%
$109k
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$130k
90%
$139k
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$109k - $139k
Bonus
$5k - $13k
Total Pay
$109k - $145k

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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 Engineering Design, Technical Analysis and SolidWorks are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Product Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Principal Mechanical Engineer

An experienced Principal Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $129,272 based on 8 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $127,500.
Employees with Principal Mechanical Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 8.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (8.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Minneapolis, Minnesota (23.1% less), Salt Lake City, Utah (23.1% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (9.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 17 survey responses.
Experienced
47.1%
Late Career
52.9%