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Mechanical Engineer Salary in San Diego, California (United States)

The average pay for a Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, California is $67,580 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are ANSYS and CATIA.
Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, California Salary (?
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$51,528 - $94,212
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MEDIAN: $67,579
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Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, California Salary (?
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$18.06 - $40.69
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$51,528 - $94,212  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,582  
Profit Sharing
$5.14 - $9,863  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$50,809 - $94,838  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 338
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$18.06 - $40.69  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $50.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,582  
   
Profit Sharing
$5.14 - $9,863  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$50,809 - $94,838  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 25
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Experience Affects Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 59%
National Average
$68,000

Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, California Salaries

ANSYS
up arrow 18%
CATIA
up arrow 11%
Pro/Engineer
up arrow 5%
Project Management
up arrow 4%
SolidWorks
up arrow 2%
Project
up arrow 1%
Engineering Design
0%
National Average
$68,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%
Matlab
up arrow 2%
AutoCAD
up arrow 3%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 8%
Autocad 2000i
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 85 votes.

Gender

Female
9%
female alumni
 
Male
91%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 8%