The average Civil Engineer in San Diego earns approximately $70K per year. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Male Civil Engineers in San Diego who responded to the survey are more common than women; more than half (69 percent) are men. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$51,445 - $105,697
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MEDIAN: $70,157
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$24.49 - $42.50
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MEDIAN: $31.46
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Salary
$51,445 - $105,697  
   
Bonus
$970 - $9,787  
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
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$53,310 - $104,536  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 68
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Hourly Rate
$24.49 - $42.50  
   
Overtime
$30.20 - $59.38  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$970 - $9,787  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,500  
Total Pay (?
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$53,310 - $104,536  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 19 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 34

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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.


Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of San Diego Civil Engineers. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $65K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $77K. For Civil Engineers in San Diego, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $87K. Professionals who boast more than 20 years of experience reap the fruits of their labor to the six-figure tune of $106K — the plum median salary in this group.

Key Stats for Civil Engineer

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.
046
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%
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Experience Affects Civil Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$70,000


Skills That Affect Civil Engineer Salaries


Microstation
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InRoads
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Engineering Design
0%

National Average
$70,000

autodesk autocad
up arrow 1%

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Construction Estimating
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 6%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 6%

Autodesk AutoCAD Civil 3d
up arrow 7%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 7%

Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
up arrow 7%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
31 %
Male
69 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
46%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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