Average Entry-Level Aerospace Engineer Salary in San Diego, California

$65,912
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$3,000
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Aerospace Engineer in San Diego, California is $65,912.
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$55k
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$66k
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$85k
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MEDIAN $65,912
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Salary
$55k - $85k
Bonus
$650 - $5k
Total Pay
$55k - $85k

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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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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 $76,754 based on 61 salaries. A mid-career Aerospace Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $96,305 based on 28 salaries. An experienced Aerospace Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $120,018 based on 18 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 Los Angeles, California earn an average of 10.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Denver, Colorado (1.8% more) and Seattle, Washington (1.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Wichita, Kansas (8.8% less), Houston, Texas (3.6% less) and Huntsville, Alabama (3.3% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 117 survey responses.
Early Career
52.1%
Mid Career
23.9%
Experienced
15.4%
Late Career
8.5%

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