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Senior Mechanical Engineer Salary in San Jose, California

Senior Mechanical Engineers in San Jose, Calif. receive generous compensation — earning an average of $111K per year, their standard salaries shoot well into the six-figure range. Most San Jose Senior Mechanical Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by nearly all, and a strong majority earn vision coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$86,766 - $146,314
(Median)
$87K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $110,857
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$86,766 - $146,314  
   
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: 1 Apr 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%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 16%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 14%

Project Management
up arrow 10%

ANSYS
up arrow 9%

Pro/Engineer
up arrow 6%

Technical Analysis
up arrow 4%

Simulation
up arrow 1%

National Average
$116,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 4%

SolidWorks
up arrow 6%

Design
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 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: 78% employee benefits None: 4%