The average salary for an Entry-Level Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, California is $67,056.
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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 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.
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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).
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