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Fast Facts for Mechanical Engineers in California

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: San Jose, Oxnard and San Diego
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Stockton, Modesto and Napa
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: San Jose, San Diego and Santa Ana

Salaries for Mechanical Engineers in California

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: San Jose, San Francisco and Santa Cruz

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More California Mechanical Engineering Schools

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Pasadena
Doctorate
2,133
Vallejo
Bachelor
858
San Luis Obispo
Masters
19,777
Pomona
Masters
21,477
Chico
Masters
17,034
Fresno
Doctorate
22,383
Fullerton
Doctorate
37,130
Long Beach
Doctorate
36,868
Los Angeles
Doctorate
21,051
Northridge
Doctorate
35,446
Sacramento
Doctorate
28,829
Los Angeles
Doctorate & First Professional
8,977
San Diego
Doctorate
35,695
San Francisco
Doctorate
30,125
San Jose
Masters
31,906
Santa Clara
Doctorate & First Professional
8,685
Stanford
Doctorate & First Professional
19,782
Berkeley
Doctorate & First Professional
34,940
Davis
Doctorate & First Professional
29,796
Irvine
Doctorate & First Professional
26,483
Los Angeles
Doctorate & First Professional
37,476
Riverside
Doctorate
17,187
La Jolla
Doctorate & First Professional
27,020
Santa Barbara
Doctorate
21,410
San Diego
Doctorate
7,504
Los Angeles
Doctorate & First Professional
33,408
Stockton
Doctorate
6,235

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Mechanical Engineers

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for California. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:
Mechanical Engineers

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Mechanical Engineers relative to the population of the city. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2016 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; 2014-24 State Occupational Projections, Projections Central, projectionscentral.com

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield 500 $94,950
Fresno 190 $
Salinas 90 $91,710
San Diego 3230 $90,320
Carlsbad 3230 $90,320
Los Angeles 9000 $96,770
Long Beach 9000 $96,770
Anaheim 9000 $96,770
Modesto 90 $78,260
Oxnard 640 $94,530
Thousand Oaks 640 $94,530
Ventura 640 $94,530
Riverside 1080 $75,230
San Bernardino 1080 $75,230
Ontario 1080 $75,230
Sacramento 1360 $95,380
Roseville 1360 $95,380
Arden 1360 $95,380
Arcade 1360 $95,380
San Francisco 3270 $105,030
Oakland 3270 $105,030
Hayward 3270 $105,030
Stockton 90 $88,090
Lodi 90 $88,090
San Jose 3800 $117,350
Sunnyvale 3800 $117,350
Santa Clara 3800 $117,350
Vallejo 190 $92,140
Fairfield 190 $92,140
Visalia 40 $84,520
Porterville 40 $84,520
Yuba City N/A $90,100
San Luis Obispo 130 $73,890
Paso Robles 130 $73,890
Arroyo Grande 130 $73,890
Santa Cruz 90 $91,130
Watsonville 90 $91,130
Santa Maria 460 $105,470
Santa Barbara 460 $105,470
Santa Rosa 120 $90,550

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