Senior Mechanical Engineer in San Jose Salary

For Senior Mechanical Engineers in San Jose, Calif., annual average wages total $116K per year. Almost all enjoy medical while nearly all get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a large number. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

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MEDIAN: $115,686
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$89,528 - $143,318  
   
Bonus
$2,000 - $21,500  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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$94,045 - $148,914  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 61

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About San Jose, California

Santa Clara County, California
1,026,919
Male:
518,317 (50.5%)
Female:
508,602 (49.5%)
San Jose (/ˌsæn hoʊˈzeɪ/; Spanish for Saint Joseph), originally Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe and officially the City of San José, is the third-largest city by population in California, the tenth-largest by population in the United States, and the county seat of Santa Clara County. San Jose is the largest city within the Bay Area and the largest city in Northern California. Before the arrival of the Spanish, the area around San Jose was inhabited by the Ohlone people. San Jose was founded on November 29, 1777, as San José de Guadalupe, the first civilian town in the Spanish colony of Alta California. The city served as a farming community to support Spanish military installations at San Francisco and Monterey. When California gained statehood in 1850, San Jose became the capital. After more than 150 years as a small farming community, the San Jose area in the mid-20th century contained some of...
San Jose:
$91,451
California:
$64,500
$1,757
San Jose:
$717,100
California:
$449,100
4.1%

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Mechanical Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Mechanical Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Mechanical Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $106,000 based on 18 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior Mechanical Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $110,000 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Senior Mechanical Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $136,000 based on 23 salaries. A Senior Mechanical Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $133,000 based on 10 salaries.

Key Stats for Senior Mechanical Engineer

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Senior Mechanical Engineer Salaries

▲11%

Late-Career
▲9%

National Average
$122,000

▼10%

Entry-Level
▼13%

Skills That Affect Senior Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Test Engineering
▲13%

Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)
▲12%

ANSYS Simulation Software
▲12%

Pro/Engineer
▲2%

ANSYS
▲1%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼0%

National Average
$122,000

Product Development
▼3%

Simulation
▼4%


Microsoft Office
▼9%

▼11%

Technical Analysis
▼14%

Project Management
▼14%

Microsoft Excel
▼14%

Design
▼16%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
vision benefits
Vision: 86%
no benefits
None: 2%