Aerospace Engineer Salary in San Diego, California

Average San Diego Aerospace Engineers make around $80K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The vast majority (89 percent) of Aerospace Engineers in San Diego, Calif. who answered the questionnaire are male. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$60,395 - $112,536

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$60,693 - $118,216  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 123
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With a median salary of $73K, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc provides Aerospace Engineers in San Diego with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $96K, limiting employee salary growth.

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Experience Affects Aerospace Engineer in San Diego, California Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Aerospace Engineer in San Diego, California Salaries

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Systems Engineering
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Technical Analysis
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Project Management
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Engineering Design

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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.


11 %
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 7%