The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer in San Jose, California is $78,916.
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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
Popular Employer Salaries for Mechanical Engineer
The top respondents for the job title Mechanical Engineer are from the companies Specialized Bicycles and Components, Northrop Grumman Corporation and Lockheed Martin Corp. Reported salaries are highest at Northrop Grumman Corporation where the average pay is $91,563. Specialized Bicycles and Components pays the lowest at around $65,000.
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Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineer
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
Skills that pay less than market rate include Autodesk AutoCAD, 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 $69,269 based on 70 salaries. An early career Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,928 based on 185 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $95,941 based on 66 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $102,108 based on 25 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $129,689.
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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 (13.1% less), New York, New York (12.4% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (7.9% less).
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