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

$121,212
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$10,000
Bonus
$17,500
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The average salary for a Late-Career Mechanical Engineer in Los Angeles, California is $121,212.
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$85k
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$121k
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$186k
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$85k - $186k
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$0 - $99k
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$86k - $212k
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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.

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What Are Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineers?

Skills in Microsoft Word are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Project Management, Microsoft Excel 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 $69,896 based on 135 salaries. An early career Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $74,875 based on 409 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,096 based on 195 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $102,833 based on 66 salaries.
Employees with Mechanical Engineer in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 0.1% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Minneapolis, Minnesota (25.5% less), Atlanta, Georgia (18.7% less) and Chicago, Illinois (16.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 805 survey responses.
Entry Level
16.8%
Early Career
50.8%
Mid Career
24.2%
Experienced
8.2%