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Aerospace Engineer Salary in San Diego, California

Average Aerospace Engineers in San Diego, Calif. make around $81K 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 like their work and job satisfaction is high. Male San Diego Aerospace Engineers far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The data for this snapshot was collected from individuals who took PayScale's salary survey.

$59,758 - $113,462
(Median)
$60K
$81K
$110K
MEDIAN: $80,511
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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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Salary
$59,758 - $113,462  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,589  
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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$60,247 - $119,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 117

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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc doles out the lowest salaries in town — median pay is $81K — not to mention workers can only make as much as $97K and scope of pay is rather limited.

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Experience Affects Aerospace Engineer in San Diego, California Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 37%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$82,000


Skills That Affect Aerospace Engineer in San Diego, California Salaries

Controls
up arrow 7%

Systems Engineering
up arrow 4%

Technical Analysis
up arrow 1%

Matlab
0%

Engineering Design
0%

National Average
$82,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

ANSYS
up arrow 3%

CATIA
up arrow 3%

SolidWorks
up arrow 4%

Aeros
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 11%

AutoCAD
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 6%