Average Principal Mechanical Engineer with SolidWorks Skills Salary

$120,124
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,913
Bonus
$4,260
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The average salary for a Principal Mechanical Engineer with SolidWorks skills is $120,124.
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$89k
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$120k
90%
$157k
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Salary
$89k - $157k
Bonus
$510 - $15k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $10k
Total Pay
$90k - $161k

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

Pay by Experience Level for Principal Mechanical Engineer

A mid-career Principal Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $104,098 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Principal Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $123,144 based on 59 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $124,690.
Employees with Principal Mechanical Engineer in their job title in San Jose, California earn an average of 24.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (9.7% more) and Boston, Massachusetts (5.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Salt Lake City, Utah (8.5% less) and Sunnyvale, California (7.2% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 153 survey responses.
Mid Career
15.7%
Experienced
38.6%
Late Career
45.8%