Average Experienced Mechanical Engineer Salary in San Diego, California

$100,586
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,034
Bonus
$6,400
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The average salary for an Experienced Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, California is $100,586.
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$71k
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$101k
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$128k
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MEDIAN $100,586
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Salary
$71k - $128k
Bonus
$489 - $20k
Profit Sharing
$4k - $15k
Total Pay
$71k - $136k

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Job Description for Mechanical Engineer

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Mechanical Engineer. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Mechanical Engineer
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical Design Engineer
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineer

Skills in Microsoft Office, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 $66,332 based on 93 salaries. An early career Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,150 based on 345 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $84,878 based on 125 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $119,184.
Employees with Mechanical Engineer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 0.8% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (18.2% less), Dallas, Texas (16.7% less) and Cincinnati, Ohio (15.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 590 survey responses.
Entry Level
15.8%
Early Career
58.5%
Mid Career
21.2%
Late Career
4.6%