A Chief Engineer in San Diego, California earns an average salary of $133,483 per year. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Systems Engineering, Engineering Design, and Project Management.

$47,500 - $193,166
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$48K
$130K
$190K
MEDIAN: $133,483
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$47,500 - $193,166  
   
Bonus
$4,913  
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$44,698 - $200,551  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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Experience Affects Chief Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 36%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$106,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 60%

Skills That Affect Chief Engineer Salaries

Systems Engineering
up arrow 75%

Engineering Design
up arrow 75%

Project Management
up arrow 22%

National Average
$106,000

Facility Maintenance & Coordination
up arrow 23%

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
6%
10-19 years
50%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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