The average pay for a Mechanical Engineer in San Francisco, California is $81,512 per year. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job. People in this job generally don't have more than 10 years' experience. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience.

$59,151 - $117,372
(Median)
$59K
$82K
$120K
MEDIAN: $81,511
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90%

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$19.27 - $36.28
(Median)
$19
$29
$36
MEDIAN: $29.00
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90%

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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,151 - $117,372  
   
Bonus
$1,250 - $12,000  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
Total Pay (?
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$57,794 - $118,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 171
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.27 - $36.28  
   
Overtime
$39.50  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,250 - $12,000  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$57,794 - $118,339  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 15
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About San Francisco, California

San Francisco County, California
844,811
Male:
439,752 (50.8%)
Female:
425,064 (49.2%)
San Francisco (SF) (/sæn frənˈsɪskoʊ/), officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California and the only consolidated city-county in California. San Francisco is about 46.9 square miles (121 km2) in area. It is located on the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula. It is the smallest county in the state. It has a density of about 18,451 people per square mile (7,124 people per km2), making it the most densely settled large city (population greater than 200,000) in the state of California and the second-most densely populated major city in the United States after New York City. San Francisco is the fourth-most populous city in California, after Los Angeles, San Diego, and San Jose, and the 13th-most populous city in the United States—with a Census-estimated 2015 population of 864,816. The city and its surrounding areas are known as the San...
San Francisco:
$92,094
California:
$64,500
$1,659
San Francisco:
$941,400
California:
$449,100
3.6%

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Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 42%

Late-Career
up arrow 33%


National Average
$83,000


Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineer Salaries


Microsoft Excel
up arrow 9%

Pro/Engineer
up arrow 6%

SolidWorks
up arrow 5%

Matlab
up arrow 4%

ANSYS
up arrow 2%

Engineering Design
0%

Microsoft Word
0%

National Average
$83,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 3%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 3%

Autodesk Software
up arrow 5%

C++
up arrow 7%

AutoCAD
up arrow 12%

AutoDesk
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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