Mechanical Engineer salary in San Diego, CA

Average salary
Based on 167 income tax records
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How much do Mechanical Engineers make?
The average total salary for a Mechanical Engineer is $82,000 per year. This is based on data from 167 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Mechanical Engineer and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Mechanical Engineer salary can vary between $36,500 to $151,500 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Mechanical Engineer salary by company

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Salary range**
Solar Turbines Incorporated, San Diego County, CA
19 income tax records
$73K – $124K
General Atomics, San Diego County, CA
23 income tax records
$70K – $155K
US Department Of Defense, San Diego County, CA
42 income tax records
$40K – $115K

Mechanical Engineer demographics in San Diego, CA

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69% are single
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31% are married
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14% have kids
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36% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Mechanical Engineers in San Diego, CA

167 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a mechanical engineer in San Diego, CA is $82,000 per year. Mechanical engineer salaries in San Diego, CA can vary between $36,500 to $151,500 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 167 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as mechanical engineer.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for mechanical engineers near San Diego, CA: Solar Turbines Incorporated ($108,000 a year), General Atomics ($97,000 a year), and US Department of Defense ($83,000 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for mechanical engineers near San Diego, CA: Redondo Beach, CA ($111,500 a year), Torrance, CA ($96,500 a year), and Los Angeles, CA ($88,000 a year).
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
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.