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

$69,660
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,400
Bonus
$4,913
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The average salary for an Entry-Level Electrical Engineer in San Diego, California is $69,660.
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MEDIAN $69,660
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Salary
$56k - $92k
Bonus
$1k - $15k
Profit Sharing
$2k - $15k
Total Pay
$56k - $93k

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Job Description for Electrical Engineer

Electrical Engineer Tasks
  • Design, maintain, implement, and improve electrical instruments and equipment.
  • Supervise and train project staff as needed.
  • Inspect completed projects to ensure conformance with design standards.
  • Apply principles of electrical theory to engineering projects.

Career Paths

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Electrical Engineer
Senior Electrical Engineer
Controls Engineer
Project Engineer
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Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Electrical Engineer

Skills in Matlab are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Autodesk AutoCAD, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office and Engineering Design.

Pay by Experience Level for Electrical Engineer

An early career Electrical Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $79,336 based on 196 salaries. A mid-career Electrical Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $91,486 based on 77 salaries. An experienced Electrical Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $107,708 based on 76 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $117,147.
Employees with Electrical Engineer in their job title in Boston, Massachusetts earn an average of 1.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Tucson, Arizona (0.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in New York, New York (10.7% less), Chicago, Illinois (6.0% less) and Houston, Texas (4.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 384 survey responses.
Early Career
51.0%
Mid Career
20.1%
Experienced
19.8%
Late Career
9.1%