The average salary for a Senior Mechanical Engineer with Product Development skills in San Jose, California is $118,847.
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Job Description for Senior Mechanical Engineer
A senior mechanical engineer creates and improves mechanical and electrical systems for products. The engineer will be present for the planning, design, and development processes until the product is produced. Some parts of the products that are made by a mechanical engineer are the mechanical components, circuit boards, sensors, and electrical parts. Prototypes of designs will be created and tested by the mechanical engineer and the team, in order to make sure that the product operates as it s…Read more
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Popular Skills for Senior Mechanical Engineer
Computer Aided Design (CAD)
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 Technical Analysis and Project Management.
Pay by Experience Level for Senior Mechanical Engineer
A mid-career Senior Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $109,576 based on 13 salaries. An experienced Senior Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $130,722 based on 10 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $123,981.
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Employees with Senior Mechanical Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 2.9% more than the national average. The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (19.9% less), Houston, Texas (19.7% less) and San Diego, California (17.5% less).
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