Mechanical Engineer salary in California

Average salary
$88,500/yr
Based on 1,844 income tax records
$31,500
$225,000
Age:
Average salary by age
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
 
$67K
 
$88K
 
$114K
 
$121K
 
$116K
$31,500
$225,000
How much do Mechanical Engineers make?
The average total salary for a Mechanical Engineer is $88,500 per year. This is based on data from 1,844 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Mechanical Engineer and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Mechanical Engineer salary can vary between $31,500 to $225,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

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Mechanical Engineer salary by location

Mechanical Engineer salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Apple, California
42 income tax records
$334,500/yr
$183K – $972K
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Google, California
20 income tax records
$240,500/yr
$180K – $337K
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Tesla, California
14 income tax records
$161,500/yr
$20K – $693K
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SpaceX, California
18 income tax records
$139,500/yr
$31K – $272K
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Lam Research, California
10 income tax records
$124,000/yr
$111K – $239K
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Raytheon Technologies, California
25 income tax records
$114,000/yr
$70K – $140K
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Lawrence Livermore National Secu, California
41 income tax records
$109,500/yr
$42K – $168K
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Solar Turbines Incorporated, California
19 income tax records
$108,000/yr
$73K – $124K
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California Institute Of, California
25 income tax records
$103,500/yr
$52K – $181K
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Boeing, California
14 income tax records
$102,000/yr
$67K – $165K
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Lockheed Martin, California
32 income tax records
$100,500/yr
$44K – $193K
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General Atomics, California
26 income tax records
$98,500/yr
$64K – $155K
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State Of California, California
10 income tax records
$90,000/yr
$43K – $109K
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US Department Of Defense, California
136 income tax records
$81,500/yr
$37K – $123K
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ADP, California
25 income tax records
$79,000/yr
$34K – $137K
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Insperity, California
18 income tax records
$75,500/yr
$33K – $145K
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TriNet, California
36 income tax records
$71,500/yr
$40K – $123K

Mechanical Engineer demographics in California

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66% are single
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34% are married
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22% have kids
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42% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Mechanical Engineers in California

1,844 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a mechanical engineer in California is $88,500 per year. Mechanical engineer salaries in California can vary between $31,500 to $225,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 1,844 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 ($334,500 a year), Google ($240,500 a year), and Tesla ($161,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for mechanical engineers in California: Redwood City, CA ($164,500 a year), San Mateo, CA ($146,500 a year), and Mountain View, CA ($145,000 a year).
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Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
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Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.