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Aerospace Engineer Salary in San Diego, California

The average Aerospace Engineer in San Diego, Calif. earns approximately $81K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. The vast majority of Aerospace Engineers in San Diego (88 percent) survey respondents are men. Though the majority of San Diego Aerospace Engineers do not report high levels of job satisfaction, most are moderately content with their role. Nearly all enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$60,393 - $113,462
(Median)
$60K
$81K
$110K
MEDIAN: $80,503
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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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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,393 - $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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$60,835 - $119,013  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 117

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Salaries are easily beat at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc, where median pay comes to just $80K, the lowest in the field. What's more, with base pay starting at $62K and ending at $97K, range in salary is rather small.

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Experience Affects Aerospace Engineer in San Diego, California Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 35%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$82,000


Skills That Affect Aerospace Engineer in San Diego, California Salaries

Controls
up arrow 7%

Systems Engineering
up arrow 3%

Technical Analysis
up arrow 1%

Matlab
0%

Engineering Design
0%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$82,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 1%

SolidWorks
up arrow 4%

ANSYS
up arrow 4%

CATIA
up arrow 4%

Aeros
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 14%

AutoCAD
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 6%
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