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2021 California Mechanical Engineers Salary Guide

Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.

California Mechanical Engineers Salary 2021

Salary

$104.9K

Growth

7%

Bright Outlook

Average

Green

No

How Much Do Mechanical Engineers Make in California 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $67,550 $82,220 $104,900 $134,040 $164,820
Hourly Wage $32.48 $39.53 $50.43 $64.44 $79.24

How Much Do Mechanical Engineers Make in California 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$67,550
$82,220
$104,900
$134,040
$164,820
Hourly Wage
$32.48
$39.53
$50.43
$64.44
$79.24

What Do Mechanical Engineers Do?

Perform engineering duties in planning and designing tools, engines, machines, and other mechanically functioning equipment. Oversee installation, operation, maintenance, and repair of equipment such as centralized heat, gas, water, and steam systems.

Also known as:

Application Engineer, Design Engineer, Design Maintenance Engineer, Equipment Engineer, Mechanical Design Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Process Engineer, Product Engineer, Project Engineer, Test Engineer

  • Review technical documents to plan work.
  • Design industrial equipment.
  • Evaluate characteristics of equipment or systems.
  • Design industrial processing systems.
  • Confer with other personnel to resolve design or operational problems.
  • Confer with technical personnel to prepare designs or operational plans.
  • Recommend technical design or process changes to improve efficiency, quality, or performance.
  • Direct industrial production activities.
  • Investigate system, equipment, or product failures.
  • Advise others regarding green practices or environmental concerns.
  • Create models of engineering designs or methods.
  • Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment.
  • Implement design or process improvements.
  • Recommend technical design or process changes to improve efficiency, quality, or performance.
  • Direct installation activities.
  • Direct equipment maintenance or repair activities.
  • Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment.
  • Evaluate plans or specifications to determine technological or environmental implications.
  • Direct installation activities.
  • Design electronic or computer equipment or instrumentation.
  • Recommend technical design or process changes to improve efficiency, quality, or performance.
  • Design industrial processing systems.
  • Analyze design or requirements information for mechanical equipment or systems.
  • Identify new applications for existing technologies.
  • Estimate operational costs.
  • Prepare proposal documents.
  • Document technical design details.
  • Supervise production or support personnel.
  • Estimate operational costs.
  • Perform marketing activities.
  • Advise customers on the use of products or services.
  • Research industrial processes or operations.
  • Direct equipment maintenance or repair activities.
  • Coordinate safety or regulatory compliance activities.
  • Determine operational methods.
  • Install production equipment or systems.
  • Select tools, equipment, or technologies for use in operations or projects.

Mechanical Engineers Job Outlook in California

Location 2020 Employment 2030 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
California 29,700 31,900 7% 2,310
United States 299,200 320,100 7% 20,200

Mechanical Engineers Job Outlook in California

Location
2020 Employment
2030 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
California
29,700
31,900
7%
2,310
United States
299,200
320,100
7%
20,200

Mechanical Engineers Schooling & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree
  • No work experience
  • No on-the-job training

Mechanical Engineers Schools in California

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
California Baptist University Mechanical Engineering. Riverside, CA 4 years: 35
More than 4 years: 2
California Institute of Technology Engineering Mechanics. Pasadena, CA More than 4 years: 1
More than 4 years: 2
California Institute of Technology Mechanical Engineering. Pasadena, CA 4 years: 15
Less than one year: 0
More than 4 years: 11
More than 4 years: 8
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo Mechanical Engineering. San Luis Obispo, CA 4 years: 308
More than 4 years: 35
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Mechanical Engineering. Pomona, CA 4 years: 225
More than 4 years: 16
California State University Maritime Academy Mechanical Engineering. Vallejo, CA 4 years: 44
California State University-Chico Mechanical Engineering. Chico, CA 4 years: 3
4 years: 99
California State University-Fresno Mechanical Engineering. Fresno, CA 4 years: 86
California State University-Fullerton Mechanical Engineering. Fullerton, CA 4 years: 1
4 years: 230
More than 4 years: 29
California State University-Long Beach Mechanical Engineering. Long Beach, CA 4 years: 193
More than 4 years: 34

Mechanical Engineers Schools in California

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Mechanical Engineering.
Riverside, CA
4 years: 35
More than 4 years: 2
Engineering Mechanics.
Pasadena, CA
More than 4 years: 1
More than 4 years: 2
Mechanical Engineering.
Pasadena, CA
4 years: 15
Less than one year: 0
More than 4 years: 11
More than 4 years: 8
Mechanical Engineering.
San Luis Obispo, CA
4 years: 308
More than 4 years: 35
Mechanical Engineering.
Pomona, CA
4 years: 225
More than 4 years: 16
Mechanical Engineering.
Vallejo, CA
4 years: 44
Mechanical Engineering.
Chico, CA
4 years: 3
4 years: 99
Mechanical Engineering.
Fresno, CA
4 years: 86
Mechanical Engineering.
Fullerton, CA
4 years: 1
4 years: 230
More than 4 years: 29
Mechanical Engineering.
Long Beach, CA
4 years: 193
More than 4 years: 34

Mechanical Engineers Jobs in California.

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
Account Manager - Outside Industrial Sales Kaman Distribution Bakersfield, California 10/23/2021 No
Associate Project Manager MGE Underground, Inc. San Jose, California 10/24/2021 No
Automotive Test Driver Bertrandt US Long Beach, California 10/23/2021 No
Avionics Harness Engineer (Zuken) Virgin Orbit, LLC Long Beach, California 10/23/2021 No
Branch Manager - Industrial Distribution Kaman Distribution West Sacramento, California 10/23/2021 No
Business Analyst Amazon Web Services East Palo Alto, California 10/24/2021 Yes
CG Model Designer – Monsters At Work The Walt Disney Company Glendale, California 10/24/2021 Yes
CG Model Designer – Monsters At Work The Walt Disney Company Glendale, California 10/24/2021 Yes
Commodity Specialist, Strategic Sourcing Raytheon Technologies Chula Vista, California 10/24/2021 Yes
Cost Engineer Hill International, Inc. San Francisco, California 10/23/2021 No

Mechanical Engineers Jobs in California.

Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
Kaman Distribution
Bakersfield, California
10/23/2021
No
MGE Underground, Inc.
San Jose, California
10/24/2021
No
Bertrandt US
Long Beach, California
10/23/2021
No
Virgin Orbit, LLC
Long Beach, California
10/23/2021
No
Kaman Distribution
West Sacramento, California
10/23/2021
No
Amazon Web Services
East Palo Alto, California
10/24/2021
Yes
The Walt Disney Company
Glendale, California
10/24/2021
Yes
The Walt Disney Company
Glendale, California
10/24/2021
Yes
Raytheon Technologies
Chula Vista, California
10/24/2021
Yes
Hill International, Inc.
San Francisco, California
10/23/2021
No

Mechanical Engineers Salary Guide 2021

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