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Manufacturing Engineer Salary in San Diego, California

Manufacturing Engineers in San Diego, Calif. take home an average $66K annually. For the most part, Manufacturing Engineers in San Diego enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$49,810 - $87,492
MEDIAN: $66,382

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$49,810 - $87,492  
$0.00 - $9,000  
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).
$47,720 - $88,194  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 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.

Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $61K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $73K. San Diego Manufacturing Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $80K. For some reason, Manufacturing Engineers in San Diego, Calif. with more than two decades of experience report lower paychecks overall; the median sum in this group sits near $75K.

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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
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Lean Manufacturing
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Process Improvement
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Engineering Design
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Manufacturing Process Engineering
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National Average

Microsoft Excel
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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Office
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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: 70% employee benefits None: 3%