Mechanical Engineer salary in San Diego Metro Area, CA

Average salary
$81,000/yr
Based on 269 income tax records
$29,500
$145,000
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Based on income reported to the IRS in box 1 of W-2.

From consenting TurboTax customers

$29,500
$145,000
DATA PROVIDED BY turbotax icon

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

From consenting TurboTax customers

How much do Mechanical Engineers make?
The average total salary for a Mechanical Engineer is $81,000 per year. This is based on data from 269 TurboTax users who reported their job as Mechanical Engineer and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Mechanical Engineer salary can vary between $29,500 to $145,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Mechanical Engineer salary by location

Location
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Redondo Beach, CA
18 income tax records
$111,500/yr
$84K – $133K
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Long Beach, CA
21 income tax records
$94,000/yr
$68K – $118K
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Pasadena, CA
13 income tax records
$91,500/yr
$71K – $114K
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Torrance, CA
15 income tax records
$91,000/yr
$70K – $107K
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Ventura, CA
14 income tax records
$89,000/yr
$78K – $107K
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Camarillo, CA
10 income tax records
$84,500/yr
$75K – $91K
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Los Angeles, CA
53 income tax records
$82,000/yr
$67K – $107K
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San Diego, CA
178 income tax records
$78,500/yr
$63K – $95K
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Escondido, CA
14 income tax records
$77,500/yr
$74K – $93K
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Irvine, CA
30 income tax records
$77,000/yr
$65K – $97K
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Oxnard, CA
17 income tax records
$77,000/yr
$65K – $83K
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Ridgecrest, CA
22 income tax records
$76,000/yr
$68K – $89K
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Lancaster, CA
12 income tax records
$67,500/yr
$46K – $81K

Mechanical Engineer salary by company

Employer
Average salary per year*
Salary range**
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Solar Turbines Incorporated, San Diego County, CA
18 income tax records
$98,500/yr
$81K – $117K
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General Atomics, San Diego County, CA
21 income tax records
$96,500/yr
$74K – $110K
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Northrop Grumman, San Diego County, CA
13 income tax records
$83,500/yr
$79K – $93K
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US Department Of Defense, San Diego County, CA
30 income tax records
$81,500/yr
$59K – $89K

Mechanical Engineer demographics in San Diego Metro Area, CA

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67% are single
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33% are married
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17% have kids
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39% own a home

Mechanical Engineer salaries by age in San Diego Metro Area, CA

$0
$26,875
$53,750
$80,625
$107,500
18-25
26-35
36-45
46-55
56+
Years of age

Effective Tax Rates for Mechanical Engineers in San Diego Metro Area, CA

269 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a mechanical engineer in San Diego Metro Area, CA is $81,000 per year. Mechanical engineer salaries in San Diego Metro Area, CA can vary between $29,500 to $145,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 269 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 Metro Area, CA: Solar Turbines Incorporated ($98,500 a year), General Atomics ($96,500 a year), and Northrop Grumman ($83,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for mechanical engineers near San Diego Metro Area, CA: Redondo Beach, CA ($111,500 a year), Long Beach, CA ($94,000 a year), and Pasadena, CA ($91,500 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.