California Mechanical Engineers: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Mechanical Engineers in California

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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

Schools for Mechanical Engineers in California are listed below.

Selected Mechanical Engineering Schools in California

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More California Mechanical Engineering Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
California Institute of Technology Pasadena Doctorate 2,133
California Maritime Academy Vallejo Bachelor 858
California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo San Luis Obispo Masters 19,777
California State Polytechnic University-Pomona Pomona Masters 21,477
California State University-Chico Chico Masters 17,034
California State University-Fresno Fresno Doctorate 22,383
California State University-Fullerton Fullerton Doctorate 37,130
California State University-Long Beach Long Beach Doctorate 36,868
California State University-Los Angeles Los Angeles Doctorate 21,051
California State University-Northridge Northridge Doctorate 35,446
California State University-Sacramento Sacramento Doctorate 28,829
Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles Doctorate & First Professional 8,977
San Diego State University San Diego Doctorate 35,695
San Francisco State University San Francisco Doctorate 30,125
San Jose State University San Jose Masters 31,906
Santa Clara University Santa Clara Doctorate & First Professional 8,685
Stanford University Stanford Doctorate & First Professional 19,782
University of California-Berkeley Berkeley Doctorate & First Professional 34,940
University of California-Davis Davis Doctorate & First Professional 29,796
University of California-Irvine Irvine Doctorate & First Professional 26,483
University of California-Los Angeles Los Angeles Doctorate & First Professional 37,476
University of California-Riverside Riverside Doctorate 17,187
University of California-San Diego La Jolla Doctorate & First Professional 27,020
University of California-Santa Barbara Santa Barbara Doctorate 21,410
University of San Diego San Diego Doctorate 7,504
University of Southern California Los Angeles Doctorate & First Professional 33,408
University of the Pacific 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, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Bakersfield 530 $87020 0.89
Fresno 150 $87850 0.22
Oxnard 570 $93650 0.96
Thousand Oaks 570 $93650 0.96
Ventura 570 $93650 0.96
Riverside 930 $78210 0.35
San Bernardino 930 $78210 0.35
Ontario 930 $78210 0.35
Sacramento 1150 $92070 0.65
Roseville 1150 $92070 0.65
Arden 1150 $92070 0.65
Arcade 1150 $92070 0.65
Salinas 110 $89650 0.32
San Diego 3050 $87830 1.12
Carlsbad 3050 $87830 1.12
Los Angeles 8880 $94490 0.78
Long Beach 8880 $94490 0.78
Anaheim 8880 $94490 0.78
Modesto 90 $77520 0.28
Santa Cruz 60 $76770 0.31
Watsonville 60 $76770 0.31
Santa Maria 540 $95430 1.47
Santa Barbara 540 $95430 1.47
Santa Rosa 140 $95520 0.36
San Francisco 2920 $99550 0.66
Oakland 2920 $99550 0.66
Hayward 2920 $99550 0.66
Stockton 110 $80200 0.25
Lodi 110 $80200 0.25
San Jose 3860 $115130 1.89
Sunnyvale 3860 $115130 1.89
Santa Clara 3860 $115130 1.89
Vallejo 220 $90380 0.89
Fairfield 220 $90380 0.89
Visalia 50 $92390 0.19
Porterville 50 $92390 0.19
San Luis Obispo 170 $76270 0.74
Paso Robles 170 $76270 0.74
Arroyo Grande 170 $76270 0.74
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