Senior Mechanical Engineer in San Jose Salary

Compensation for Senior Mechanical Engineers in San Jose, Calif. is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($118K). The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$93,597 - $147,033
$94K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $119,999
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$0$158K
Salary $93,597 - $147,033
Bonus $2,980 - $20,610
Profit Sharing $4,000
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$97,969 - $158,714
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 21 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 74

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About San Jose, California

Santa Clara County, California
1,026,919
Male:
518,317 (50.5%)
Female:
508,602 (49.5%)
San Jose (/ˌsæn hoʊˈzeɪ/; Spanish for Saint Joseph), originally Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe and officially the City of San José, is the third-largest city by population in California, the tenth-largest by population in the United States, and the county seat of Santa Clara County. San Jose is the largest city within the Bay Area and the largest city in Northern California. Before the arrival of the Spanish, the area around San Jose was inhabited by the Ohlone people. San Jose was founded on November 29, 1777, as San José de Guadalupe, the first civilian town in the Spanish colony of Alta California. The city served as a farming community to support Spanish military installations at San Francisco and Monterey. When California gained statehood in 1850, San Jose became the capital. After more than 150 years as a small farming community, the San Jose area in the mid-20th century contained some of...
San Jose:
$91,451
California:
$64,500
$1,757
San Jose:
$717,100
California:
$449,100
4.1%

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Pay by Experience Level for Senior Mechanical Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Senior Mechanical Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Senior Mechanical Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $106,000 based on 18 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Senior 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 $110,000 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Senior Mechanical Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $136,000 based on 23 salaries. A Senior 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 $133,000 based on 10 salaries.

Key Stats for Senior Mechanical Engineer

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Senior Mechanical Engineer Salaries

▲2%

Late-Career
▼0%

National Average
$132,000

▼17%

Entry-Level
▼20%

Skills That Affect Senior Mechanical Engineer Salaries

Test Engineering
▲4%

Computer Aided Engineering (CAE)
▲3%

ANSYS Simulation Software
▲3%

National Average
$132,000

Pro/Engineer
▼6%

ANSYS
▼7%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
▼8%

Product Development
▼11%

Simulation
▼11%


Microsoft Office
▼16%

▼18%

Technical Analysis
▼21%

Project Management
▼21%

Microsoft Excel
▼21%

Design
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
11%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
41%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 76%
no benefits
None: 3%
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