The average salary for an Entry-Level Mechanical Engineer in San Francisco, California is $72,578.
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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 in Engineering Design, SolidWorks, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Microsoft Excel 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 early career Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $82,213 based on 251 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $98,206 based on 82 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $115,919 based on 29 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $107,550.
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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 Chicago, Illinois (17.1% less), Dallas, Texas (15.0% less) and New York, New York (13.7% less).
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