Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does an Embedded Software Engineer make in San Diego, CA?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$117,656 / yrTotal Pay
$98,223 / yrBase Pay
$19,432 / yrAdditional Pay

$117,656

 / yr
$79K$178K
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The estimated total pay for a Embedded Software Engineer is $117,656 per year in the San Diego, CA area, with an average salary of $98,223 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $19,432 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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Total Pay Trajectory

For Embedded Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

$117,656 /yr
Embedded Software Engineer
$113,409 /yr
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For Embedded Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

Some related job titles are Embedded Linux Software Engineer Salaries with median pay of $154,118, Embedded Systems Salaries with median pay of $104,283, Embedded Systems Engineer Salaries with median pay of $112,027, Software Engineer (Embedded Systems) Salaries with median pay of $128,644.

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Qualcomm
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Embedded Software EngineerSee 60 salaries from this location

$129,706

 / yr

$106,405

 / yr

$126,437

 / yr

$100,902

 / yr

$141,167

 / yr

$108,092

 / yr

$138,218

 / yr

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$133,825

 / yr

$107,546

 / yr

$132,775

 / yr

$111,285

 / yr

$130,217

 / yr
E SeekEmbedded Software EngineerSee 3 salaries from this location

$117,908

 / yr

$173,264

 / yr

$108,458

 / yr

$132,741

 / yr
netPolarity
2.9
Embedded Software EngineerSee 2 salaries from this location

$63

 / hr

$93,021

 / yr

$111,160

 / yr

$127,477

 / yr
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Top Paying Industries

For an Embedded Software Engineer in San Diego, CA

The top 2 paying industries for an Embedded Software Engineer in San Diego, CA are Information Technology with a median total pay of $129,706 and Aerospace & Defense with a median total pay of $106,405.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$129,706

    8% Higher than other industries

  • Aerospace & DefenseAerospace & Defense$106,405

    11% Lower than other industries

Information Technology

The top paying company in Information Technology for Embedded Software Engineer is Qualcomm.

QualcommQualcomm$129,706/yr

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What is the pay outlook for Engineering?

Engineering jobs are in high demand with workers receiving generous compensation packages and bonuses. Engineering offers ample opportunity for growth and development with transferable skills across an array of fields from software, supply chain and logistics to aerospace. Most roles require at least a bachelor’s degree. To remain competitive, job-seekers should consider specialization or skill-specific programs such as coding boot-camps or certifications.

How does the Embedded software engineer salary in San Diego, CA compare to the national average salary in US for the same job?

The average salary for a Embedded software engineer in US is $94,137 per year based on 1,677 salary contributions, which is 4.55% less than the salary for a Embedded software engineer in San Diego, CA. The cost of living and the local demand for the work are among the factors affecting wages. The top 3 companies in US where a Embedded software engineer gets the highest compensation are GM Cruise LLC, Samsara and Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.. Bigger companies typically pay 35% more than smaller companies for a Embedded software engineer.

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Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date or Time

Embedded Software Engineer

San Diego, CA

 | 1-3 years

$200,000

/yr

$160K | $40K

Submitted 17 days ago

1-3 years
17 days ago
Embedded Software Engineer

San Diego, CA

 | 4-6 years

$282,381

/yr

$169K | $113K

Submitted 21 days ago

4-6 years
21 days ago
Embedded Software Engineer

San Diego, CA

 | 4-6 years

$87,000

/yr

Submitted 22 days ago

4-6 years
22 days ago
Embedded Software Engineer

San Diego, CA

 | <1 year

$42

/hr

Submitted 22 days ago

<1 year
22 days ago
Embedded Software Engineer

San Diego, CA

 | 1-3 years

$145,000

/yr

$105K | $40K

Submitted 27 days ago

1-3 years
27 days ago
Embedded Software Engineer

San Diego, CA

 | 4-6 years

$93,000

/yr

$92K | $1K

Submitted 29 days ago

4-6 years
29 days ago
Embedded Software Engineer

San Diego, CA

 | 7-9 years

$128,000

/yr

Submitted 30 days ago

7-9 years
30 days ago
Embedded Software Engineer

San Diego, CA

 | <1 year

$160,000

/yr

$110K | $50K

Submitted 36 days ago

<1 year
36 days ago
Embedded Software Engineer

San Diego, CA

 | 1-3 years

$66,000

/yr

Submitted 36 days ago

1-3 years
36 days ago

Embedded Software Engineer pay FAQ in San Diego, CA

The average salary for an Embedded Software Engineer is $98,223 per year in San Diego, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 2611 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Embedded Software Engineer employees in San Diego, CA.

The highest salary for an Embedded Software Engineer in San Diego, CA is $142,655 per year.

The lowest salary for an Embedded Software Engineer in San Diego, CA is $67,631 per year.

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