Principal Mechanical Engineer

Principal Mechanical Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
$95,000
$72,000
Min 10%
$95,000
Median 50%
$125,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
Microsoft
Highest Paying City
San Jose, CA
Highest Paying State
District of Columbia
Average Experience Level
4.6 years
How much does a principal mechanical engineer make?
As a Principal Mechanical Engineer in the USA, you can expect to earn on average $95,754 per year or $46.04 per hour. If you are in the top 10 percent, you will make over $125,000; however, if you are in the bottom 10 percent, you will earn less than $72,000 per year. Employers that have the highest concentration of job opportunities for Principal Mechanical Engineers are Internet companies and Technology companies. The best states for high paying Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs are District of Columbia, New Mexico, California, Colorado, and Delaware. The typical employment for a Principal Mechanical Engineer is 4.6 years.

Average Principal Mechanical Engineer Salary By Location

Across America, Principal Mechanical Engineers make on average $95,754 annually or $46.04 hourly. The city with the highest Principal Mechanical Engineer salary is San Jose, CA at $121,994 per year. Even as an entry-level Principal Mechanical Engineer, you will make $83,000 per year in San Jose, CA. Some of the states with the best Principal Mechanical Engineer salaries are District of Columbia, New Mexico, California, Colorado, Delaware, Texas, and Maryland. On the other hand, West Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, North Dakota, and Wisconsin report the lowest wages for Principal Mechanical Engineers.
RankCityAverage Salary
1
San Jose, CA
$121,994
2
Boulder, CO
$115,979
3
Austin, TX
$112,366
4
Tucson, AZ
$112,107
5
Baltimore, MD
$111,135

Average Principal Mechanical Engineer Salary By Company

Principal Mechanical Engineer jobs offer good job security, but the wages reported in some industries are higher than others. Internet companies and Technology companies tend to have the highest concentration of employment in this field. Companies like Microsoft or McDermott International will get you the highest pay packages. Companies like Bechtel and Arup Group also pay high salaries to their Principal Mechanical Engineers.

Average Principal Mechanical Engineer Pay By Industry

The type of industry that a Principal Mechanical Engineer works in can influence their earning potential. Our analysis shows that Energy companies, Technology companies, and Professional companies pay higher-than-average wages for Principal Mechanical Engineers. Salaries for Principal Mechanical Engineers in Energy companies average $105,424 annually, while Technology companies and Professional companies pay $101,109 and $99,956, respectively. The types of companies that pay Principal Mechanical Engineers the least are in the Utilities industry, where the average annual salary is $76,176.
RankIndustryAverage Salary
1
Energy
$105,424
2
Technology
$101,109
3
Professional
$99,956
4
Telecommunication
$99,647
5
Manufacturing
$96,945

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Company
Job
Location
Date Added
Salary
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$100,000
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$90,353
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$111,238
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$111,238
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