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Project Manager, Engineering Salary in San Diego, California

The average Engineering Project Manager in San Diego earns approximately $92K per year. Final cash compensation to Engineering Project Managers in San Diego varies from around $62K to approximately $135K; choice pay grades include potential for bonuses and profit sharing as high as $20K and $10K, respectively. Almost all have medical and dental plans, and the greater part have vision insurance. Men make up the vast majority of Engineering Project Managers in San Diego, Calif. (85 percent) who took the survey. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$63,444 - $128,609
MEDIAN: $91,724

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National Salary Data (?
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.
$63,444 - $128,609  
$300.00 - $19,518  
Profit Sharing
$-0.50 - $9,933  
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).
$61,996 - $134,565  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 1 Apr 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 106

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Pay by Experience Level for Project Manager, Engineering in San Diego, California

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

In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The average inexperienced worker earns $77K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $86K. Between one and two decades on the job, average salaries pass the six-figure mark at around $116K. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $120K.

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Experience Affects Project Manager, Engineering in San Diego, California Salaries

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Skills That Affect Project Manager, Engineering in San Diego, California Salaries

Budget Management
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Systems Engineering
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Job Scheduling
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National Average

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
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Product Development
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Project Management
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Technical Analysis
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Engineering Design
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Microsoft Project
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Microsoft Excel
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.


15 %
85 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 5%