Average Early-Career Aerospace Engineer Salary in San Diego, California

$77,849
Avg. Salary
$3,871
Bonus
$4,500
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The average salary for an Early-Career Aerospace Engineer in San Diego, California is $77,849.
10%
$62k
MEDIAN
$78k
90%
$97k
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Salary
$62k - $97k
Bonus
$1k - $5k
Profit Sharing
$969 - $6k
Total Pay
$61k - $101k

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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.

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Popular Skills for Aerospace Engineer

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

Pay by Experience Level for Aerospace Engineer

An entry-level Aerospace Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $69,636 based on 11 salaries. A mid-career Aerospace Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $95,030 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Aerospace Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $121,744 based on 15 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $105,308.
Employees with Aerospace Engineer in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 5.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (5.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (8.2% less), Huntsville, Alabama (6.6% less) and Denver, Colorado (4.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 64 survey responses.
Entry Level
17.2%
Mid Career
43.8%
Experienced
23.4%
Late Career
15.6%

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