Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does a Mechanical Engineer make in California?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

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$117,307 / yrTotal Pay
$98,032 / yrBase Pay
$19,275 / yrAdditional Pay

$117,307

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The estimated total pay for a Mechanical Engineer is $117,307 per year in the California area, with an average salary of $98,032 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $19,275 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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$117,307 /yr
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What are some related job titles for Mechanical Engineer?

Some related job titles are Mechanical Engineer Intern Salaries with median pay of $101,742, Entry Level Mechanical Engineer Salaries with median pay of $104,969, Entry Mechanical Engineer Salaries with median pay of $104,300, Entry Level Mechanical Engineer Salaries with median pay of $108,258.

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$136,625

 / yr

$106,875

 / yr

$118,935

 / yr

$103,221

 / yr

$117,034

 / yr

$138,205

 / yr

$123,382

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$104,215

 / yr

$107,417

 / yr

$141,346

 / yr

$108,802

 / yr

$105,343

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$119,132

 / yr

$107,214

 / yr

$101,042

 / yr

$116,816

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$104,491

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$81,143

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$125,838

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What is the pay outlook for Engineering?

Engineering jobs are in high demand with workers receiving generous compensation packages and bonuses. Engineering offers ample opportunity for growth and development with transferable skills across an array of fields from software, supply chain and logistics to aerospace. Most roles require at least a bachelor’s degree. To remain competitive, job-seekers should consider specialization or skill-specific programs such as coding boot-camps or certifications.

Mechanical Engineer pay FAQ in California

The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer is $98,032 per year in California. Salaries estimates are based on 38240 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Mechanical Engineer employees in California.

The highest salary for a Mechanical Engineer in California is $137,533 per year.

The lowest salary for a Mechanical Engineer in California is $69,876 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Mechanical Engineer or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Mechanical Engineer.