Average Entry-Level Mechanical Engineer Salary in San Diego, California

$67,056
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,496
Bonus
$3,500
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, California is $67,056.
10%
$56k
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$67k
90%
$83k
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$56k - $83k
Bonus
$0 - $7k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $8k
Total Pay
$49k - $83k

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Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineer

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

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 $70,654 based on 345 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,753 based on 129 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $102,051 based on 55 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $119,540.
Employees with Mechanical Engineer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 3.6% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Orlando, Florida (11.6% less), Chicago, Illinois (10.3% less) and Dallas, Texas (8.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 558 survey responses.
Early Career
61.8%
Mid Career
23.1%
Experienced
9.9%
Late Career
5.2%