The average salary for an Early-Career Mechanical Engineer with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) skills in San Jose, California is $79,336.
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Job Description for Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical engineers participate in the planning and manufacturing of new products by performing engineering duties and developing, designing and testing mechanical devices. Job requirements include either a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering, a master of science in engineering, or a related degree. The EIT exam, membership in a professional society and specific industry-related certifications may also be encouraged or required. Mechanical engineers must be skilled in the use o…Read more
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Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineer
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Skills that pay less than market rate include Project Management, Microsoft Excel, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Engineering Design and SolidWorks.
Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineer
An entry-level Mechanical Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $78,119 based on 5 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $93,733 based on 9 salaries.
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Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Minneapolis, Minnesota (15.1% less), Columbus, Ohio (13.8% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (9.9% less).
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