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
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$190K
MEDIAN: $133,483
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$47,500 - $193,166  
   
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$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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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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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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