The average Senior Mechanical Engineer in San Jose can expect to rake in roughly $118K per year. Most San Jose Senior Mechanical Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. Almost all enjoy medical while nearly all get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a large number. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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MEDIAN: $118,067
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$92,806 - $153,969  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 63

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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...
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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Mechanical Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Annually raking in $108K, the average professional in this position sees a six-figure salary within the first five years. Senior Mechanical Engineers in San Jose who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $137K. Folks who claim more than 20 years of relevant experience actually report a comparatively lower median income of $134K.

Key Stats for Senior Mechanical Engineer

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
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1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
16%
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Experience Affects Senior Mechanical Engineer Salaries


Late-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$126,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Senior Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)
up arrow 10%

ANSYS Simulation Software
up arrow 9%

Test Engineering
up arrow 8%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 7%

National Average
$126,000

Pro/Engineer
up arrow 1%

Product Development
up arrow 2%

ANSYS
up arrow 3%

Technical Analysis
up arrow 4%

Design
up arrow 4%

Simulation
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Engineering Design
up arrow 8%

SolidWorks
up arrow 15%

Project Management
up arrow 15%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 92%
vision benefits
Vision: 89%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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