Average Aerospace Engineer with Engineering Design Skills Salary in San Diego, California

$75,979
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,750
Bonus
$5,000
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The average salary for an Aerospace Engineer with Engineering Design skills in San Diego, California is $75,979.
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$59k
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$76k
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$113k
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MEDIAN $75,979
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Salary
$59k - $113k
Bonus
$204 - $16k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $5k
Total Pay
$59k - $119k

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Job Description for Aerospace Engineer

Aerospace Engineer Tasks
  • Perform a variety of engineering work in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft.
  • May recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques.
  • May conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Aerospace Engineer. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Aerospace Engineer
Senior Systems Engineer
Aerospace Systems Engineer
Senior Mechanical Engineer
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Aerospace Engineer

Skills in Matlab, Technical Analysis, Systems Engineering and Microsoft Office are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel.

Pay by Experience Level for Aerospace Engineer

An early career Aerospace Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $73,394 based on 23 salaries. A mid-career Aerospace Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,904 based on 8 salaries.
Employees with Aerospace Engineer in their job title in Atlanta, Georgia earn an average of 26.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (25.4% more) and Seattle, Washington (22.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Huntsville, Alabama (0.0% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 31 survey responses.
Early Career
74.2%
Mid Career
25.8%

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