The average salary for a Senior Mechanical Engineer with Product Development skills in San Diego, California is $98,031.
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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 Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Technical Analysis and SolidWorks.
Pay by Experience Level for Senior Mechanical Engineer
An early career Senior Mechanical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $97,292 based on 5 salaries. A mid-career Senior Mechanical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $96,726 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Senior Mechanical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $98,723 based on 12 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $96,063.
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Employees with Senior Mechanical Engineer in their job title in San Francisco, California earn an average of 24.7% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Jose, California (22.4% more) and Seattle, Washington (10.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Chicago, Illinois (2.9% less) and Houston, Texas (2.7% less).
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