Civil Engineer in San Diego, California Salary

San Diego Civil Engineers can expect to earn an average of $70K per year. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Civil Engineers in San Diego, Calif. Almost all enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Generally, women make up less than a third of all Civil Engineers in San Diego who answered the questionnnaire. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,772 - $106,636
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$70K
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MEDIAN: $69,960
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$24.09 - $44.04
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MEDIAN: $30.78
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Salary
$49,772 - $106,636  
   
Bonus
$1,010 - $9,899  
Profit Sharing
$2,700  
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$51,599 - $106,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 62
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Hourly Rate
$24.09 - $44.04  
   
Overtime
$29.55 - $59.26  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,010 - $9,899  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,700  
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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$51,599 - $106,178  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 30
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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 Civil Engineer

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


Civil Engineers in San Diego, Calif. generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $75K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $64K. After working for 10 to 20 years, San Diego Civil Engineers make a median salary of $87K. Veterans who boast more than two decades of experience make around $106K on average — an ample six-figure paycheck.

Key Stats for Civil Engineer

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 5 votes.
Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Civil Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲53%

▲26%

▲9%

National Average
$69,000

▼7%

Skills That Affect Civil Engineer Salaries


Construction Estimating
▲10%


InRoads
▲3%

Microstation
▲2%

autodesk autocad
▼0%

National Average
$69,000

▼1%


Microsoft Excel
▼4%

Microsoft Word
▼4%


Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
▼6%


Windows Operating System General Use
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
29 %
Male
71 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
43%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 96%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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