Average Early-Career Mechanical Engineer with Engineering Design Skills Salary in San Diego, California

$71,345
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,589
Bonus
$2,982
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The average salary for an Early-Career Mechanical Engineer with Engineering Design skills in San Diego, California is $71,345.
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$60k
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$71k
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$87k
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$60k - $87k
Bonus
$993 - $7k
Profit Sharing
$582 - $10k
Total Pay
$58k - $90k

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Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineer

Skills in Finite Element Analysis (FEA) are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, Computer Aided Design (CAD) and SolidWorks.

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 $65,671 based on 27 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,008 based on 54 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $98,175 based on 29 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $129,061.
Employees with Mechanical Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 19.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (4.5% more) and Seattle, Washington (3.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (4.5% less) and New York, New York (2.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 118 survey responses.
Entry Level
22.9%
Mid Career
45.8%
Experienced
24.6%
Late Career
6.8%