Average Early-Career Mechanical Engineer Salary in Los Angeles, California

$73,889
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,956
Bonus
$4,069
Profit Sharing
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The average salary for an Early-Career Mechanical Engineer in Los Angeles, California is $73,889.
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$58k
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$74k
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$94k
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MEDIAN $73,889
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Salary
$58k - $94k
Bonus
$352 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$296 - $20k
Total Pay
$52k - $96k

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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
Project Engineer
Mechanical Design Engineer
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Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineer

Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, 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 $68,875 based on 154 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,998 based on 179 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $101,302 based on 71 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $117,024.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (10.9% less), Denver, Colorado (9.3% less) and New York, New York (8.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 449 survey responses.
Entry Level
34.3%
Mid Career
39.9%
Experienced
15.8%
Late Career
10.0%