$80,586
Avg. Salary
$47.00
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$3,052

Bonus

$5,000

Profit Sharing

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The average pay for an Aerospace Engineer in San Diego, California is $47.00 per hour.

The average pay for an Aerospace Engineer in San Diego, California is $80,586 per year.

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MEDIAN $80,586
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Salary $61,213 - $119,252
Bonus $986 - $8,170
Profit Sharing $5,000
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$61,265 - $125,130
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 May 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 122

Job Description for Aerospace Engineer

Aerospace engineers design aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, and satellites. They receive proposals for projects and evaluate them for a variety of factors. Aerospace engineers can develop new technologies in these fields, designing new types of aerospace products. They must determine if the proposed project will be technically possible, financially possible, and safe. They will determine if the product meets the needs of the customer, can surpass environmental challenges, and can meet engineering principles. Once they have approved a project, they are in charge of coordinating the design and manufacturing of the product. They will also direct the final testing of the product and ensure that the project meets the proper quality standards. If there is a malfunction or damage in a product, they must identify the problem and any possible solutions.

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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.

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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%

Aerospace Engineer Job Listings

Pay by Experience Level for Aerospace Engineer

Pay by Experience for an Aerospace Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Aerospace Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $74,000 based on 41 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Aerospace Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $90,000 based on 11 salaries. An experienced Aerospace Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $126,000 based on 10 salaries. An Aerospace Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Aerospace Engineer

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%

Experience Affects Aerospace Engineer Salaries

Experienced
▲54%

Late-Career
▲23%

▲10%

National Average
$82,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Aerospace Engineer Salaries

Controls
▲7%


National Average
$82,000

Project Management
▼2%

ANSYS
▼3%

Technical Analysis
▼7%

Aeros
▼7%

CATIA
▼9%

ANSYS Simulation Software
▼10%

Microsoft Excel
▼12%

▼12%

Microsoft Office
▼12%

Engineering Design
▼13%

Microsoft Word
▼15%

SolidWorks
▼24%

AutoCAD
▼31%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 19 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
52%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
8%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 8%