Average Early-Career Mechanical Engineer Salary in San Francisco, California

$82,297
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,152
Bonus
$3,497
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Early-Career Mechanical Engineer in San Francisco, California is $82,297.
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$60k
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$82k
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$108k
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MEDIAN $82,297
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Salary
$60k - $108k
Bonus
$1k - $12k
Profit Sharing
$750 - $13k
Total Pay
$59k - $110k

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Job Description for Mechanical Engineer

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Mechanical Engineer. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Mechanical Engineer
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Project Engineer
Mechanical Design Engineer
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineer

Skills in Engineering Design, SolidWorks, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Autodesk AutoCAD.

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 $70,851 based on 53 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $96,100 based on 82 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $107,835 based on 30 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $105,511.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (18.5% less), New York, New York (17.5% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (14.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 182 survey responses.
Entry Level
29.1%
Mid Career
45.1%
Experienced
16.5%
Late Career
9.3%