Average Salary for Tesla Motors Employees

Tesla Motors is a automobile firm headquartered in San Carlos, Calif. that hires for Mechanical Engineer positions, Manufacturing Engineer roles, and more. The average Tesla Motors employee earns $88K per year. Your experience level primarily drives compensation; however, where you live and your job title are also reported as secondary influences on salary at Tesla Motors. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

Read More
Employer: Tesla Motors
Average Salary Range by Job
United States (change)

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Employers: Start Here »

About This Company

1050 Bing Street
San Carlos, California 94070

2003

Automobile

250


Freebase CC-BY Source: Freebase, licensed under CC-BY

Years of Experience

For those who claim five to nine years of work experience, pay on average amounts to $100K annually. The largest fraction of Tesla Motors people (42 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn approximately $84K per year on average.

Locations

When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $120K annually) can be spotted in Los Angeles, Calif.; Palo Alto, Calif. (about $99K), California City, Calif. ($97K), and Fremont, Calif. ($92K) are the next top-paying cities. On the lower end is San Jose, Calif. at about $73K. By state, Tesla Motors pays its Washington employees the most; the pay rate there is $105K per year.

Jobs

Senior Mechanical Engineers rake in the most money, with average earnings of approximately $109K annually; Firmware Engineers come in second with average earnings amounting to $92K, while Manufacturing Engineers and Test Engineers rank near the top as well (around $91K and $87K, respectively). On the lower end are Industrial Engineers at $75K on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to around $145K per year for Project Management Professionals, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Certified Six Sigma Black Belts also rank high on the pay scale, with expected average earnings of approximately $135K annually. Tesla Motors compensates Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)-holders the most at $120K per year.

Skills

In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be C programming Language; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of $98K annually. A relatively widespread skill at Tesla Motors is Engineering Design; somewhere between a fifth and a fourth of employees use it for work. Three more common skills are Project Management, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

Tesla Motors sponsors a 401(k) program, and the larger part of respondents use this option to save for their retirement. Health insurance is part of the package for the vast majority of workers, and for a large number of respondents, dental coverage is too. Privileges also include a casual working environment, stock options, a stock purchase plan, free drinks, and a subsidized cell phone.

Tesla Motors Employer Job Listings

Search for more jobs:

Key Stats for Tesla Motors

Gender

Female
22 %
Male
78 %
Salary
$61,176 - $108,814
Salary
$62,746 - $112,480
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
17%
20 years or more
8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 42 votes.
$69,290 - $118,198
$70,844 - $117,410
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
$56,766 - $103,133

Find Out Exactly What You Should Be Paid

United States (change)


Employers: Start Here »
United States (change)

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Salary and career advice to put you a step ahead.
newsletter icon

ADVERTISEMENT

Recent Blog Posts on Career News

Want to Get More Specific? Get a Salary Report Customized for YOU

Tell us about your current job and your skillset, and we’ll let you know how much employers are paying in your area.