San Francisco has a total population of 776,733 and a student population of 101,874. Of these students, 30,469 are enrolled in schools that offer mechanical engineering programs.
San Francisco's largest mechanical engineering school is San Francisco State University. In 2010, approximately 23 students graduated from the Mechanical Engineering program at San Francisco State University.
A reported 23 students graduated with credentials in mechanical engineering in San Francisco in 2010. If you decide to join their ranks, you can expect to pay an average of $22,830 per year in tuition if you are eligible for instate tuition. Out of state tuition for all San Francisco mechanical engineering schools was an average of $33,990 per year in 2009.
You should also anticipate spending about $1,734 for mechanical engineering related books and supplies every year. And if you live on campus, you will face an additional expense of $10,564 per year, on average, for room and board at San Francisco-based mechanical engineering schools. Students who live at home can cut this cost down to approximately $10,860.
After graduating with your credentials in mechanical engineering, if you decide to work as a mechanical engineer in San Francisco, your job prospects are not very good. In 2010, there were 37,100 mechanical engineers in California. Of these mechanical engineers, 1,160 were working in the greater San Francisco area. By the year 2018, the number of mechanical engineers is expected to increase by 1% in San Francisco. This anticipated change is slower than the projected nationwide trend for mechanical engineers.
The average salary you can expect to earn as a mechanical engineer in San Francisco is $94,280 per year, which is lower than the average for mechanical engineers state-wide.