Aerospace Engineer in San Diego, California Salary

The average Aerospace Engineer in San Diego, Calif. can expect to rake in roughly $79K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$59,962 - $126,303
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$79K
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MEDIAN: $79,266
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$59,962 - $126,303  
   
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$195.74 - $9,192  
Profit Sharing
$4,000  
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$59,390 - $129,921  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 58

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About San Diego, California

San Diego County, California
1,394,907
Male:
693,826 (49.7%)
Female:
701,081 (50.3%)
San Diego /ˌsæn diːˈeɪɡoʊ/ (Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a major city in California, United States. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,394,928 as of July 1, 2015, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the US and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population of 4,922,723 people. San Diego is known as "the birthplace of California" and is known for its mild year-round climate, natural deep-water harbor, extensive beaches, long association with the United States Navy and recent emergence as a healthcare and biotechnology development center. Historically home to the Kumeyaay people, San Diego was the first site visited...
San Diego:
$67,871
California:
$64,500
$1,444
San Diego:
$526,900
California:
$449,100
4.5%

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Pay by Experience Level for Aerospace Engineer

Pay by Experience for an Aerospace Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Aerospace Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 41 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Aerospace Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Aerospace Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $126,000 based on 10 salaries. An Aerospace Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Aerospace Engineer

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
10%
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Experience Affects Aerospace Engineer Salaries

Experienced
▲58%

Late-Career
▲26%

▲13%

National Average
$80,000

▼8%

Skills That Affect Aerospace Engineer Salaries

Controls
▲10%


ANSYS
▼0%

Project Management
▼0%

National Average
$80,000

Aeros
▼4%

Technical Analysis
▼5%

CATIA
▼7%

ANSYS Simulation Software
▼7%

Microsoft Excel
▼9%

▼10%

Microsoft Office
▼10%

Engineering Design
▼11%

Microsoft Word
▼13%

SolidWorks
▼22%

AutoCAD
▼29%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 17%