Staff Engineer in San Diego, California Salary

A Staff Engineer in San Diego, California earns an average salary of $122,091 per year. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for the few employees with more than 20 years' experience. Skills that are associated with high pay for this job are Project Management, Technical Analysis, Software Development, and Test Engineering. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field.

$92,902 - $145,546
$93K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $124,957
10%
50%
90%

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$24.51 - $52.84
$28
MEDIAN: $28.25
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$0$158K
Salary $92,902 - $145,546
Bonus $1,969 - $20,338
Profit Sharing $198.66 - $20,542
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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$91,268 - $158,978
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 107
Hourly Data $0$52
Hourly Rate $28.25
Overtime $39.64
Annual Data $0$158K
Bonus $1,969 - $20,338
Profit Sharing $198.66 - $20,542
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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$91,268 - $158,978
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 5

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About San Diego, California

San Diego County, California
1,394,907
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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Pay by Experience Level for Staff Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Staff Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Staff Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $71,000 based on 18 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Staff Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $131,000 based on 45 salaries. An experienced Staff Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $136,000 based on 45 salaries. A Staff Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $120,000 based on 8 salaries.

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Key Stats for Staff Engineer

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
5%
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Experience Affects Staff Engineer Salaries

▲3%

National Average
$132,000

▼1%

Late-Career
▼9%

Entry-Level
▼46%

Skills That Affect Staff Engineer Salaries

Project Management
▲13%

Technical Analysis
▲12%

Software Development
▲10%


Wireless Data Communications
▲8%

Linux
▲4%



National Average
$132,000

C++
▼1%

C
▼4%

C programming Language
▼4%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼5%

Systems Engineering
▼6%

Microsoft Office
▼24%

Microsoft Excel
▼39%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
52%
20 years or more
5%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 95%
dental benefits
Dental: 91%
vision benefits
Vision: 85%
no benefits
None: 5%
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