The average San Diego Aerospace Engineer can expect to rake in roughly $81K per year. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Most Aerospace Engineers in San Diego, Calif. report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

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MEDIAN: $81,290
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$-0.50 - $8,940  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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$60,070 - $127,292  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 67

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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

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many San Diego Aerospace Engineers, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. The average inexperienced worker earns $74K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $85K. Aerospace Engineers in San Diego bring in $99K after working for 10 to 20 years. San Diego Aerospace Engineers who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $101K.

Key Stats for Aerospace Engineer

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.
047
Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%
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Experience Affects Aerospace Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 21%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

National Average
$82,000


Skills That Affect Aerospace Engineer Salaries

Controls
up arrow 7%

Systems Engineering
up arrow 3%

National Average
$82,000

Project Management
up arrow 1%

ANSYS
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Aeros
up arrow 6%

Technical Analysis
up arrow 7%

CATIA
up arrow 9%

ANSYS Simulation Software
up arrow 9%

Engineering Design
up arrow 10%

Matlab
up arrow 10%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 15%

SolidWorks
up arrow 23%

AutoCAD
up arrow 30%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
48%
5-9 years
13%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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