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To your first question for wages, it is always advisable to benchmark wages against the average wages reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, as you already suggest to be doing. Of course, PI is not a reported code, so a management position most closely related to the expertise of the PI is often the best approach. The 11-9041 SOC for Engineering Managers seems to be a good fit and within an acceptable range for PI salary.
To your second question of switching PI’s: contact the cognizant NSF Program Director as soon as possible of this change. They will likely request additional information if the new PI is not included in the original proposal, as well as some form of justification for this change. Changing PI’s is not all that uncommon, but it is best to start this discussing as soon as possible with the Program Director.
Let me know if there are any other questions!