Aerospace Engineer Salary in San Diego, California

The average Aerospace Engineer in San Diego earns approximately $79K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Aerospace Engineers in San Diego who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 88 percent. Work is enjoyable for Aerospace Engineers in San Diego, Calif., who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$60,218 - $112,686

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$60,499 - $118,376  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 122
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With a median salary of $73K, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc provides San Diego Aerospace Engineers with the lowest pay in their field; moreover, earnings are capped at only $96K, limiting employee salary growth.

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Experience Affects Aerospace Engineer in San Diego, California Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Aerospace Engineer in San Diego, California Salaries

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Systems Engineering
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Technical Analysis
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Project Management
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National Average

Engineering Design
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.


12 %
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 8%