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

$75,869
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,557
Bonus
$2,000
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The average salary for an Early-Career Mechanical Engineer in Los Angeles, California is $75,869.
10%
$59k
MEDIAN
$76k
90%
$94k
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What Do Mechanical Engineers Do?

Mechanical Engineer Tasks
  • Performs engineering duties; develops, designs, and tests mechanical devices.
  • Writes technical reports, handbooks, and bulletins for use by staff or customers.
  • Estimates time and cost to complete projects.
  • Researches designs and makes recommendations based on appearance, safety, budget, and function.

Career Paths

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What Are Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineers?

Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office, Computer Aided Design (CAD), SolidWorks and Engineering Design.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineers?

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 $70,125 based on 128 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,140 based on 177 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $104,986 based on 61 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $123,578.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (10.4% less), Denver, Colorado (10.1% less) and New York, New York (8.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 405 survey responses.
Entry Level
31.6%
Mid Career
43.7%
Experienced
15.1%
Late Career
9.6%