Aerospace Engineer Salary in San Diego, California

Average Aerospace Engineers in San Diego, Calif. make around $80K per year. Career duration and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Aerospace Engineers in San Diego are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Men make up the vast majority of San Diego Aerospace Engineers (89 percent) who took the survey. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$60,835 - $112,686
(Median)
$61K
$80K
$110K
MEDIAN: $79,848
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$60,835 - $112,686  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,562  
Profit Sharing
$1,474 - $4,069  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$61,144 - $118,376  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 122
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Pay for Aerospace Engineers in San Diego is the lowest at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc, which has a median salary of $73K. In addition, there's little room to grow there, with salaries maxing out at $96K.

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Experience Affects Aerospace Engineer in San Diego, California Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$81,000


Skills That Affect Aerospace Engineer in San Diego, California Salaries

Controls
up arrow 8%

Systems Engineering
up arrow 4%

Technical Analysis
up arrow 2%

Matlab
0%

Engineering Design
0%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$81,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 2%

ANSYS
up arrow 4%

CATIA
up arrow 4%

Aeros
up arrow 6%

SolidWorks
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 17%

AutoCAD
up arrow 31%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 7%
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