Aerospace Engineer Salary in San Diego, California

Aerospace Engineers in San Diego, Calif. can expect to earn an average of $80K annually. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Men make up the vast majority of San Diego Aerospace Engineers (89 percent) who took the survey. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$60,472 - $112,387
(Median)
$60K
$80K
$110K
MEDIAN: $79,578
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$60,472 - $112,387  
   
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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$60,763 - $118,055  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 124
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General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc offers the lowest pay in the field with a median salary of just $73K. There's also little variation in pay at the company, with pay ranging from $62K to $96K.

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Experience Affects Aerospace Engineer in San Diego, California Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 32%

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
up arrow 1%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Engineering Design
0%

National Average
$81,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

ANSYS
up arrow 3%

CATIA
up arrow 3%

Aeros
up arrow 6%

SolidWorks
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 16%

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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