Manufacturing Engineer Salary in San Diego, California

Manufacturing Engineers in San Diego, Calif. take home an average $66K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most Manufacturing Engineers in San Diego like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$49,486 - $87,786
MEDIAN: $66,201

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$49,486 - $87,786  
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$49,587 - $89,269  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73
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Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $61K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $76K. Manufacturing Engineers in San Diego, Calif. see a median salary of $81K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $75K.

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Experience Affects Salaries

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National Average

Skills That Affect Salaries

Lean Manufacturing
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Project Management
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Manufacturing Process Engineering
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Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
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National Average

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Microsoft Word
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Microsoft Office
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Process Improvement
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.


6 %
94 %

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: 98% dental benefits Dental: 81%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 2%