Average Early-Career Mechanical Engineer Salary in Palo Alto, California

$89,120
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$7,894
Bonus
$8,000
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The average salary for an Early-Career Mechanical Engineer in Palo Alto, California is $89,120.
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$72k
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$89k
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$119k
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$72k - $119k
Bonus
$1k - $13k
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$0 - $8k
Total Pay
$70k - $133k
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What Are Popular Skills for Mechanical Engineers?

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

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 $80,473 based on 19 salaries. A mid-career Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $93,757 based on 18 salaries. An experienced Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $102,439 based on 5 salaries.
Employees with .NET Software Developer / Programmer in these locations earn less than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Denver, Colorado (23.8% less), New York, New York (21.8% less) and Boston, Massachusetts (19.6% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 42 survey responses.
Entry Level
45.2%
Mid Career
42.9%
Experienced
11.9%