$73,699
Avg. Salary
$26.16
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation for this job:

Bonus

$3,069

Profit Sharing

$4,032

The average pay for a Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, California is $26.16 per hour.

The average pay for a Mechanical Engineer in San Diego, California is $73,699 per year.

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$40
90%
MEDIAN $26
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90%
MEDIAN $73,699
$56,612 - $98,123
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MEDIAN: $73,699
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$16.77 - $39.91
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$0$99K
Salary $56,612 - $98,123
Bonus $503 - $7,753
Profit Sharing $296 - $8,717
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$54,001 - $99,423
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 437
Hourly Data $0$47
Hourly Rate $16.77 - $39.91
Overtime $17.67 - $47.79
Annual Data $0$99K
Bonus $503 - $7,753
Profit Sharing $296 - $8,717
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$54,001 - $99,423
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 50

Job Description for Mechanical Engineer

Mechanical engineers participate in the planning and manufacturing of new products by performing engineering duties and developing, designing and testing mechanical devices. Job requirements include either a bachelor of science in mechanical engineering, a master of science in engineering, or a related degree. The EIT exam, membership in a professional society and specific industry-related certifications may also be encouraged or required.

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Mechanical Engineer Tasks

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

Popular Employer Salaries for Mechanical Engineer

About San Diego, California

San Diego County, California
1,394,907
Male:
693,826 (49.7%)
Female:
701,081 (50.3%)
San Diego /ˌsæn diːˈeɪɡoʊ/ (Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a major city in California, United States. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,394,928 as of July 1, 2015, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the US and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population of 4,922,723 people. San Diego is known as "the birthplace of California" and is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, long association with the United States Navy and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center. Historically home to the Kumeyaay people, San Diego was the first site visited...
San Diego:
$67,871
California:
$64,500
$1,444
San Diego:
$526,900
California:
$449,100
4.5%

Mechanical Engineer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Mechanical Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Mechanical Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Mechanical Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 195 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Mechanical Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $84,000 based on 74 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $93,000 based on 32 salaries. A Mechanical Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $116,000 based on 12 salaries.

Key Stats for Mechanical Engineer

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Experience Affects Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲56%

▲25%

▲13%

National Average
$74,000

▼6%

Skills That Affect Mechanical Engineer Salaries

ANSYS Simulation Software
▲5%

▲4%


Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
▲3%


Microsoft Word
▼0%

National Average
$74,000


Microsoft Excel
▼1%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼1%

▼2%

▼3%

▼5%

▼6%


Windows Operating System General Use
▼6%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 61 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
51%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 4%