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

$96,305
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$3,000
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The average salary for a Mid-Career Aerospace Engineer in San Diego, California is $96,305.
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$80k
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$96k
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$112k
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MEDIAN $96,305
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Salary
$80k - $112k
Bonus
$1k - $5k
Total Pay
$82k - $114k

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

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 $65,912 based on 21 salaries. An early career Aerospace Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,754 based on 61 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 Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 1.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (0.7% more) and Seattle, Washington (0.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Huntsville, Alabama (9.9% less), Houston, Texas (8.8% less) and Denver, Colorado (4.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 110 survey responses.
Entry Level
19.1%
Early Career
55.5%
Experienced
16.4%
Late Career
9.1%

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