Senior Mechanical Engineer in San Jose Salary

Average pay for a Senior Mechanical Engineer in San Jose is considerable, rounding six figures at $118K per year. Work is enjoyable for Senior Mechanical Engineers in San Jose, Calif., who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$91,569 - $140,652
$92K
$120K
$140K
MEDIAN: $117,847
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Salary $91,569 - $140,652
Bonus $2,936 - $20,349
Profit Sharing $4,000
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$96,545 - $150,576
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 72

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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
12%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Senior Mechanical Engineer Salaries

▲4%

Late-Career
▲2%

National Average
$130,000

▼15%

Entry-Level
▼19%

Skills That Affect Senior Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Test Engineering
▲6%

Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)
▲5%

ANSYS Simulation Software
▲5%

National Average
$130,000

Pro/Engineer
▼4%

ANSYS
▼5%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼6%

Product Development
▼9%

Simulation
▼10%


Microsoft Office
▼15%

▼16%

Technical Analysis
▼19%

Microsoft Excel
▼19%

Project Management
▼20%

Design
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
no benefits
None: 2%
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