The average pay for an Entry-Level Design Engineer in San Diego, California is $64,980 per year. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Pro/Engineer, Computer Aided Design (CAD), Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, and Engineering Design.

$44,886 - $85,788
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MEDIAN: $64,980
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$14.00 - $32.50
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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Local Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$44,886 - $85,788  
   
Bonus
$-0.50 - $14,544  
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$37,069 - $80,796  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
Local Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.00 - $32.50  
   
Overtime
$34.50  
Local Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$-0.50 - $14,544  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,000  
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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$37,069 - $80,796  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 14
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About San Diego, California

San Diego County, California
1,360,364
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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Skills That Affect Design Engineer Salaries

Pro/Engineer
up arrow 24%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 19%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 18%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 18%

Engineering Design
up arrow 17%

AutoCAD
up arrow 3%

Computer Aided Drafting & Design (CADD)
0%

National Average
$61,000

SolidWorks
up arrow 12%

Product Development
up arrow 15%

autodesk autocad
up arrow 16%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
26 %
Male
74 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 58%
medical benefits
Vision: 30%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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