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Senior Mechanical Engineer Salary in San Jose, California

Senior Mechanical Engineers in San Jose, Calif. can look forward to a sizeable six-figure salary — around $111K per year on average. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and nearly all collect dental insurance. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$86,766 - $146,324
(Median)
$87K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $110,925
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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$86,766 - $146,324  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $29,696  
Profit Sharing
$3,000 - $15,000  
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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$88,018 - $165,321  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94

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Experience Affects Senior Mechanical Engineer in San Jose, California Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$116,000

Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Senior Mechanical Engineer in San Jose, California Salaries

Product Development
up arrow 22%

Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)
up arrow 18%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 16%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 15%

Project Management
up arrow 10%

ANSYS
up arrow 9%

Pro/Engineer
up arrow 7%

Technical Analysis
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Simulation
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National Average
$116,000

Design
up arrow 3%

Engineering Design
up arrow 4%

SolidWorks
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Microsoft Office
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
10%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 96% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 77% employee benefits None: 4%
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