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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

Source: Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) 2016-17, National Center for Education Statistics, http://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Los Angeles
Doctorate
43,871
Los Angeles
Doctorate
43,548
Fullerton
Doctorate
40,235
Berkeley
Doctorate
40,154
Northridge
Doctorate
39,916
Long Beach
Doctorate
37,776
Davis
Doctorate
36,460
La Jolla
Doctorate
34,979
San Diego
Doctorate
34,688
Irvine
Doctorate
32,754
San Jose
Doctorate
32,154
Sacramento
Doctorate
30,510
San Francisco
Doctorate
29,045
Los Angeles
Doctorate
27,827
Pomona
Doctorate
25,326
Fresno
Doctorate
24,405
Santa Barbara
Doctorate
24,346
Riverside
Doctorate
22,715
San Luis Obispo
Masters
21,306
Chico
Masters
17,557
Stanford
Doctorate
17,184
Los Angeles
Doctorate
9,330
Riverside
Doctorate
9,157
San Diego
Doctorate
8,508
Santa Clara
Doctorate
8,422
Merced
Doctorate
7,336
Stockton
Doctorate
6,128
Monterey
Doctorate
2,682
Pasadena
Doctorate
2,240
Vallejo
Masters
1,107

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.

2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

Metro Area
Jobs
Annual Median Salary
Bakersfield500 $96,670
Fresno200 N/A
Salinas70 $111,350
San Diego-Carlsbad3640 $93,590
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim8920 $101,080
Modesto90 $79,190
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura910 $89,660
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario1160 $84,210
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade1170 $97,760
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward3050 $112,710
Stockton-Lodi100 $91,800
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara4210 $125,940
Vallejo-Fairfield90 $93,570
Visalia-Porterville130 $86,150
Yuba CityN/A $99,400
San Luis Obispo-Paso Robles-Arroyo Grande110 $80,540
Santa Cruz-Watsonville120 $99,130
Santa Maria-Santa Barbara570 $103,060
Santa Rosa170 $94,820

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