Aerospace Engineer in San Diego, California Salary

The average San Diego Aerospace Engineer can expect to rake in roughly $80K per year. Career length and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Aerospace Engineers in San Diego, Calif. report high levels of job satisfaction. Men account for the majority of San Diego Aerospace Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 88 percent to be exact. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$60,991 - $113,943
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$61K
$80K
$110K
MEDIAN: $80,021
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$60,991 - $113,943  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,575  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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$61,161 - $118,216  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 124
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Not only do salaries lack room to grow — pay ranges from $62K to just $96K — but General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc offers the lowest pay in town to boot, with a median paycheck of $73K.

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Experience Affects Aerospace Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$82,000


Skills That Affect Aerospace Engineer Salaries

Controls
up arrow 8%

Systems Engineering
up arrow 4%

Matlab
up arrow 1%

Technical Analysis
up arrow 1%

Engineering Design
0%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$82,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

ANSYS
up arrow 2%

CATIA
up arrow 5%

Aeros
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 15%

SolidWorks
up arrow 17%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 19%

AutoCAD
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 77%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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