The annual and hourly salary statistics of aerospace engineers in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The wage data of aerospace engineers in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara is based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage||$76,790|
|25th Percentile Wage||$94,030|
|50th Percentile Wage||$120,990|
|75th Percentile Wage||$150,370|
|90th Percentile Wage||$163,280|
Table 1 shows the average annual salary for aerospace engineers in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $163,280. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $120,990. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent earners is $76,790.
The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of aerospace engineers from 2012 to 2017.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||5-Year Growth|
From Table 3 we note that the median annual salary of $120,990 in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara is in the middle of salary range for aerospace engineers in state of California. In comparison, the annual salary of aerospace engineers in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara is 7.4 percent (7.4%) lower than that in the highest paying Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale and 27.2 percent (27.2%) higher than that in the lowest paying Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura.
|Cities/Areas||Median Annual Salary|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale|| |
|San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City|| |
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana|| |
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara|| |
|Santa Rosa-Petaluma|| |
|Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine|| |
|Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta|| |
|San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont|| |
|San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos|| |
|Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario|| |
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura|| |