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Mechanical Engineer salary in California

Average salary
$88,000/yr
Based on 1,105 income tax records
$32,000
$204,000
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

$32,000
$204,000
DATA PROVIDED BY turbotax icon

Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

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The average salary for a Mechanical Engineer in California is $88,000 per year. These insights are exclusive to Mint Salary and are based on 1,105 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported this type of occupation. Mechanical Engineer salaries in California can vary between $32,000 to $204,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, and more. Read more
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Mechanical Engineer salary by city

Location
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Mountain View, CA
12 income tax records
$135,500/yr
$102K – $147K
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Redwood City, CA
14 income tax records
$127,500/yr
$96K – $158K
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San Francisco, CA
69 income tax records
$124,000/yr
$103K – $163K
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Fremont, CA
11 income tax records
$119,000/yr
$102K – $168K
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Redondo Beach, CA
11 income tax records
$112,000/yr
$92K – $135K
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Livermore, CA
13 income tax records
$111,500/yr
$94K – $146K
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San Jose, CA
75 income tax records
$110,500/yr
$86K – $151K
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Oakland, CA
19 income tax records
$94,000/yr
$84K – $132K
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Sunnyvale, CA
19 income tax records
$90,500/yr
$82K – $131K
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Long Beach, CA
14 income tax records
$89,500/yr
$69K – $124K
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Santa Clara, CA
18 income tax records
$86,000/yr
$66K – $101K
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Sacramento, CA
13 income tax records
$85,500/yr
$72K – $96K
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Los Angeles, CA
35 income tax records
$84,500/yr
$67K – $107K
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Escondido, CA
10 income tax records
$79,500/yr
$73K – $91K
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Oxnard, CA
10 income tax records
$79,500/yr
$71K – $85K
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San Diego, CA
106 income tax records
$78,500/yr
$64K – $91K
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Ridgecrest, CA
18 income tax records
$77,000/yr
$68K – $92K
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Irvine, CA
16 income tax records
$75,500/yr
$65K – $97K

Mechanical Engineer salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year
Salary range
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Apple, California
22 income tax records
$298,000/yr
$200K – $379K
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Google, California
13 income tax records
$203,500/yr
$181K – $300K
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Lawrence Livermore National Secu, California
12 income tax records
$126,000/yr
$108K – $148K
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California Institute Of Technology, California
18 income tax records
$115,000/yr
$103K – $121K
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Lockheed Martin, California
15 income tax records
$105,000/yr
$79K – $142K
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General Atomics, California
15 income tax records
$98,000/yr
$82K – $128K
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TriNet, California
20 income tax records
$96,500/yr
$84K – $109K
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Solar Turbines Incorporated, California
13 income tax records
$89,500/yr
$82K – $110K
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Northrop Grumman, California
39 income tax records
$85,500/yr
$80K – $105K
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US Department Of Defense, California
57 income tax records
$78,500/yr
$65K – $96K

Mechanical Engineer demographics in California

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63% are single
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37% are married
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26% have kids
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40% own a home

Mechanical Engineer salaries by age

$0
$28,750
$57,500
$86,250
$115,000
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Mechanical Engineers in California

1,105 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a mechanical engineer in California is $88,000 per year. Mechanical engineer salaries in California can vary between $32,000 to $204,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 1,105 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as mechanical engineer.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for mechanical engineers in California: Apple ($298,000 a year), Google ($203,500 a year), and Lawrence Livermore National Secu ($126,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for mechanical engineers in California: Mountain View, CA ($135,500 a year), Redwood City, CA ($127,500 a year), and San Francisco, CA ($124,000 a year).
*Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Learn more
**Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.