Average Mechanical Engineer Salary in San Jose, California

$78,916
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,105
Bonus
$5,042
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The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer in San Jose, California is $78,916.
10%
$62k
MEDIAN
$79k
90%
$114k
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$62k - $114k
Bonus
$990 - $15k
Profit Sharing
$986 - $15k
Total Pay
$60k - $117k

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Job Description for Mechanical Engineer

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

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.
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).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 367 survey responses.
Entry Level
19.1%
Early Career
50.4%
Mid Career
18.0%
Experienced
6.8%
Late Career
5.7%