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Aerospace Engineer Salary Information in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California

The annual and hourly salary statistics of aerospace engineers in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of aerospace engineers in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Aerospace Engineers in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$65,100
25th Percentile Wage
$86,820
50th Percentile Wage
$107,340
75th Percentile Wage
$129,430
90th Percentile Wage
$157,200

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for aerospace engineers in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $157,200. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $107,340. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $65,100.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of aerospace engineers from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$107,340
0.08% 10.57%
2016
$107,250
2.98% -
2015
$104,050
5.53% -
2014
$98,300
1.34% -
2013
$96,980
1.02% -
2012
$95,990
- -

Table 3. Compare Aerospace Engineer Salary in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos with Other California Cities

From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $107,340 in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos is in the middle of salary range for aerospace engineers in state of California. In comparison, the annual salary of aerospace engineers in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos is 17.9 percent (17.9%) lower than that in the highest paying Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale and 17.9 percent (17.9%) higher than that in the lowest paying Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale
$130,690
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City
$121,870
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana
$121,330
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara
$120,990
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward
$119,140
Santa Rosa-Petaluma
$115,240
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine
$114,060
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta
$113,110
San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont
$112,840
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos
$107,340
Bakersfield-Delano
$101,630
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario
$101,490
Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Roseville
$101,230
Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura
$88,080



See also: Top paying jobs in San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, California.