Average Late-Career Principal Mechanical Engineer with Engineering Design Skills Salary in San Diego, California

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The average salary for a Late-Career Principal Mechanical Engineer with Engineering Design skills in San Diego, California is $133,946.
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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 are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Product Development and Project Management.
Employees with Principal Mechanical Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 7.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (4.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Minneapolis, Minnesota (17.9% less), Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (10.7% less) and South Bend, Indiana (9.3% less).

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