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

$70,711
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,033
Bonus
$2,800
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The average salary for an Early-Career Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, California is $70,711.
10%
$58k
MEDIAN
$71k
90%
$86k
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$58k - $86k
Bonus
$207 - $7k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $10k
Total Pay
$53k - $88k

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Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineer

Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Computer Aided Design (CAD), SolidWorks and Engineering Design.

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 $66,510 based on 92 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $85,026 based on 128 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $101,668 based on 57 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $117,417.
Employees with Mechanical Engineer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 4.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (3.8% more) and Seattle, Washington (3.4% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (6.4% less), Denver, Colorado (4.7% less) and New York, New York (3.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 306 survey responses.
Entry Level
30.1%
Mid Career
41.8%
Experienced
18.6%
Late Career
9.5%