Senior Mechanical Engineer in Palo Alto, California Salary

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.

$88,769 - $178,793
$89K
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MEDIAN: $115,002
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$88,769 - $178,793  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
Profit Sharing
$3,114  
Total Pay (?
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$89,601 - $177,539  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 20

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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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Key Stats for Senior Mechanical Engineer

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Senior Mechanical Engineer Salaries

National Average
$118,000

Mid-Career
▼3%

Experienced
▼6%

Skills That Affect Senior Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Product Development
▲1%

National Average
$118,000

Engineering Design
▼1%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼6%

Project Management
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

1-4 years
14%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
43%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
no benefits
None: 5%
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