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Aerospace Engineer Salary Information in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California

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 [1].

Table 1 & Table 2. Annual & Hourly Salaries of Aerospace Engineers in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California

Percentile BracketAverage 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.

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
$120,990
5.44% -4.07%
2016
$114,410
9.96% -
2015
$103,020
0.95% -
2014
$102,040
-1.23% -
2013
$103,300
-21.89% -
2012
$125,910
- -

Table 3. Compare Aerospace Engineer Salary in San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara with Other California Cities

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
$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 Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, California.