The average pay for a Senior Mechanical Engineer in Palo Alto, California is $112,304 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this career.

$86,563 - $137,502
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$87K
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MEDIAN: $112,304
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$86,563 - $137,502  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $14,899  
Profit Sharing
$3,114  
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$88,085 - $138,001  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 23

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About Palo Alto, California

Santa Clara County, California
66,848
Male:
31,451 (47.0%)
Female:
35,397 (53.0%)
Palo Alto (/ˌpæloʊˈæltoʊ/; Spanish: [ˈpalo ˈalto]; from palo, literally "stick", colloquially "tree", and alto "tall"; meaning: "tall tree") is a charter city located in the northwest corner of Santa Clara County, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area of the United States. The city shares its borders with East Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Stanford, Portola Valley, and Menlo Park. It is named after a coast redwood tree called El Palo Alto. Palo Alto was established by Leland Stanford Sr. when he founded Stanford University, following the death of his son, Leland Stanford Jr. The city includes portions of Stanford and is headquarters to a number of high-technology companies, including Hewlett-Packard (HP), Space Systems/Loral, VMware, Tesla Motors, Ford Research and Innovation Center, PARC, Ning, IDEO, Skype, and Palantir Technologies. It has also served as an incubator to several other high-technology companies such as Google, Facebook, Logitech, Intuit, Pinterest,...
Palo Alto:
$147,737
California:
$64,500
$2,337
Palo Alto:
$0
California:
$449,100
1.6%

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Experience Affects Senior Mechanical Engineer Salaries

National Average
$116,000

Mid-Career
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Experienced
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Skills That Affect Senior Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Product Development
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Engineering Design
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National Average
$116,000

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 4%

Project Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
42%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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