Senior Mechanical Engineer Salary in San Jose, California

Average pay for Senior Mechanical Engineers in San Jose, Calif. is more than reasonable, with annual salaries pushing past the six-figure mark ($110K). Almost all enjoy medical while nearly all get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. Most Senior Mechanical Engineers in San Jose report high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$84,635 - $146,324
(Median)
$85K
$110K
$150K
MEDIAN: $109,689
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$84,635 - $146,324  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $30,521  
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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$88,062 - $165,517  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 94
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Experience Affects Senior Mechanical Engineer in San Jose, California Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 19%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$118,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

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

Product Development
up arrow 21%

Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)
up arrow 15%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 14%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 12%

Project Management
up arrow 9%

ANSYS
up arrow 6%

Pro/Engineer
up arrow 6%

Technical Analysis
up arrow 2%

Simulation
0%

National Average
$118,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

Design
up arrow 4%

SolidWorks
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
39%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 91%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 3%
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