How much does a Mechanical Engineer make in San Jose, CA?

Updated May 15, 2021

Industry

Employer Size

Experience

$122,798 /yr
Average Base Pay

2,910 salaries

$90K

Low

$123K

Average

$168K

High

Additional Cash Compensation
Average$9,393Range$1,768 - $49,888
The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer is $122,798 in San Jose, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 2,910 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Mechanical Engineer employees in San Jose, CA.

Seniority Levels

L2
Mechanical Engineer$122,798 /yr
L3
Senior Mechanical Engineer$128,389 /yr
L4
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SunPower
3.7

SunPower

Mechanical Engineer

$105,286

 /yr
Range: $103K - $108K
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$103K

$108K

$102,945 - $107,627 Range

Cisco Systems
4.3

Cisco Systems

Mechanical Engineer

$150,157

 /yr
Range: $76K - $162K

$76K

$162K

$76,161 - $161,974 Range

Novellus
2.7

Novellus

Mechanical Engineer

$96,725

 /yr
Range: $74K - $126K

$74K

$126K

$74,204 - $126,108 Range

Lumentum Operations
4.1

Lumentum Operations

Mechanical Engineer

$108,472

 /yr
Range: $87K - $108K

$87K

$108K

$86,534 - $108,472 Range

Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Supermicro)
2.4

Super Micro Computer, Inc. (Supermicro)

Mechanical Engineer

$83,787

 /yr
Range: $71K - $110K

$71K

$110K

$70,688 - $109,604 Range

Advanced Engineering Solution
3.8

Advanced Engineering Solution

Mechanical Engineer

$79,252

 /yr
Range: $79K - $83K

$79K

$83K

$79,252 - $82,987 Range

BAE Systems USA
3.8

BAE Systems USA

Mechanical Engineer

$92,367

 /yr
Range: $84K - $98K

$84K

$98K

$83,906 - $97,586 Range

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Hermes Microvision
3.2

Hermes Microvision

Mechanical Engineer

$143,501

 /yr
Range: $80K - $186K

$80K

$186K

$79,862 - $186,221 Range

Kawasaki Heavy Industries
3.2

Kawasaki Heavy Industries

Mechanical Engineer

$91,788

 /yr
Range: $76K - $106K

$76K

$106K

$76,204 - $106,121 Range

Structural Integrity Associates
3.4

Structural Integrity Associates

Mechanical Engineer

$92,636

 /yr
Range: $87K - $179K

$87K

$179K

$86,669 - $179,240 Range

Whipsaw
4.4

Whipsaw

Mechanical Engineer

$81,577

 /yr
Range: $57K - $116K

$57K

$116K

$57,079 - $116,082 Range

Apple
4.3

Apple

Mechanical Engineer

$105,390

 /yr
Range: $100K - $177K

$100K

$177K

$100,000 - $177,042 Range

Applied Materials
4

Applied Materials

Mechanical Engineer

$100,030

 /yr
Range: $90K - $115K

$90K

$115K

$89,630 - $114,556 Range

Western Digital
3.7

Western Digital

Mechanical Engineer - Hourly Intern

$31

 /hr
Range: $21 - $44

$21

$44

$21 - $44 Range

Intuitive (Intuitive Surgical)
4.6

Intuitive (Intuitive Surgical)

Mechanical Engineer

$107,966

 /yr
Range: $96K - $135K

$96K

$135K

$95,652 - $134,516 Range

BriteLab
4.2

BriteLab

Mechanical Engineer

$85,434

 /yr
Range: $65K - $97K

$65K

$97K

$65,339 - $96,878 Range

BD
3.9

BD

Mechanical Engineer

$96,915

 /yr
Range: $58K - $264K

$58K

$264K

$58,222 - $263,859 Range

ASML
4.1

ASML

Mechanical Engineer

$101,977

 /yr
Range: $101K - $121K

$101K

$121K

$101,422 - $120,850 Range

Velodyne Lidar
3.1

Velodyne Lidar

Mechanical Engineer

$104,385

 /yr
Range: $104K - $115K

$104K

$115K

$103,655 - $114,823 Range

NSG Technology
2.2

NSG Technology

Mechanical Engineer

$69,060

 /yr
Range: $69K - $73K

$69K

$73K

$69,060 - $73,069 Range

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Frequently asked questions about Mechanical Engineer salaries

The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer is $122,798 in San Jose, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 2910 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Mechanical Engineer employees in San Jose, CA.

The highest salary for a Mechanical Engineer in San Jose, CA is $168,456 per year.

The lowest salary for a Mechanical Engineer in San Jose, CA is $89,515 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent mechanical engineer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$50
hourly
A Mechanical Engineer reported making $50 per hour
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Contract
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
$107,000
per year
A Mechanical Engineer reported making $107,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$122,500
per year
A Mechanical Design Engineer reported making $122,500 per year
Additional Pay
$15k cash bonus
$75k stock bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$125,000
per year
A Mechanical Engineer reported making $125,000 per year
Additional Pay
$6k cash bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$90,000
per year
A Mechanical Design Engineer reported making $90,000 per year
Additional Pay
$7k cash bonus
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public
$120,000
per year
A Mechanical Engineer reported making $120,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Public
$106,000
per year
A Mechanical Engineer reported making $106,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Private
$159,000
per year
A Mechanical Engineer reported making $159,000 per year
Additional Pay
$15k cash bonus
$1k stock bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public