Average Mid-Career Mechanical Engineer Salary in San Diego, California

$84,800
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$4,122
Bonus
$5,500
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, California is $84,800.
10%
$63k
MEDIAN
$85k
90%
$101k
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$63k - $101k
Bonus
$1k - $11k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $8k
Total Pay
$62k - $103k

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Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineer

Skills that pay less than market rate include Computer Aided Design (CAD), Autodesk AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Project Management 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 $66,510 based on 92 salaries. An early career Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $70,711 based on 341 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $101,668 based on 57 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $117,417.
Employees with Mechanical Engineer in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 2.6% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (11.5% less), Denver, Colorado (6.7% less) and New York, New York (5.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 519 survey responses.
Entry Level
17.7%
Early Career
65.7%
Experienced
11.0%
Late Career
5.6%