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Manufacturing Engineer Salary in San Diego, California

The average San Diego Manufacturing Engineer can expect to rake in roughly $66K per year. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$47,940 - $87,492
MEDIAN: $66,271

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XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
$47,940 - $87,492  
$0.00 - $8,877  
Profit Sharing
$1,474 - $5,087  
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).
$46,894 - $88,390  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 66

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Pay by Experience Level for Manufacturing Engineer in San Diego, California

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

For Manufacturing Engineers in San Diego, Calif., experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $61K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $72K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $80K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make no more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage.

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Experience Affects Manufacturing Engineer in San Diego, California Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Manufacturing Engineer in San Diego, California Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 9%

Process Improvement
up arrow 9%

Lean Manufacturing
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Engineering Design
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Manufacturing Process Engineering
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National Average

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.


7 %
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 97% dental benefits Dental: 80%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 3%