Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does an Engineering Technician make in San Diego, CA?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$51,438 / yrTotal Pay
$49,211 / yrBase Pay
$2,227 / yrAdditional Pay

$51,438

 / yr
$37K$72K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Engineering Technician is $51,438 per year in the San Diego, CA area, with an average salary of $49,211 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 $2,227 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 Engineering Technician in San Diego, CA

$51,438 /yr
Engineering Technician
$64,985 /yr
Senior Engineering Technician
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Related Job Titles

For Engineering Technician in San Diego, CA

Some related job titles are Civil Engineering Technician Salaries with median pay of $54,775, Electrical Technician Salaries with median pay of $52,861, Engineering Tech Salaries with median pay of $53,417, Senior Engineering Technician Salaries with median pay of $64,985.

Top Paying Companies

For an Engineering Technician in San Diego, CA

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for an Engineering Technician in San Diego, CA. Employers include Qualcomm, Illumina and Qualcomm.

1
Qualcomm
$76,527/yr
3
$67,799/yr
4
SAIC
$66,418/yr
6
BD
$64,340/yr

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Qualcomm
4.2
Engineering TechnicianSee 43 salaries from this location

$36

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$33

 / hr

$32

 / hr

$31

 / hr

$31

 / hr

$62,821

 / yr

$30

 / hr

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3.8
Engineering TechnicianSee 3 salaries from this location

$73,758

 / yr

$67,798

 / yr

$32

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$29

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Top Paying Industries

For an Engineering Technician in San Diego, CA

The top 5 paying industries for an Engineering Technician in San Diego, CA are Information Technology with a median total pay of $71,473, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $69,231, Aerospace & Defense with a median total pay of $65,876, Manufacturing with a median total pay of $63,620, and Human Resources & Staffing with a median total pay of $55,562.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$71,473

    8% Higher than other industries

  • Pharmaceutical & BiotechnologyPharmaceutical & Biotechnology$69,231

    5% Higher than other industries

  • Aerospace & DefenseAerospace & Defense$65,876

    1% Higher than other industries

  • ManufacturingManufacturing$63,620

    3% Lower than other industries

  • Human Resources & StaffingHuman Resources & Staffing$55,562

    18% Lower than other industries

Information Technology

Top paying companies in Information Technology for Engineering Technician are Qualcomm and SAIC.

QualcommQualcomm$76,527/yr
SAICSAIC$66,418/yr

Glassdoor Economist Pay Overview

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 Engineering technician salary in San Diego, CA compare to the national average salary in US for the same job?

The average salary for a Engineering technician in US is $55,642 per year based on 3,198 salary contributions, which is 9.77% less than the salary for a Engineering technician 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 Engineering technician gets the highest compensation are Meta, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. and Capital One Financial Corporation. Bigger companies typically pay 35% less than smaller companies for a Engineering technician.

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Job Title

Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date or Time

Engineering Technician

San Diego, CA

 | 1-3 years

$26

/hr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Engineering Technician

San Diego, CA

 | 1-3 years

$30

/hr

Submitted 2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago
Equipment Engineer

San Diego, CA

 | 1-3 years

$74,000

/yr

Submitted 2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago
Controls Engineering Technician

San Diego, CA

 | 4-6 years

$36

/hr

Submitted 2 days ago

4-6 years
2 days ago
Engineering Technician

San Diego, CA

 | 7-9 years

$97,000

/yr

$85K | $12K

Submitted 2 days ago

7-9 years
2 days ago
Equipment Engineer

San Diego, CA

 | 1-3 years

$72,000

/yr

Submitted 5 days ago

1-3 years
5 days ago
Eng Technician

San Diego, CA

 | 1-3 years

$35,000

/yr

Submitted 8 days ago

1-3 years
8 days ago
Engineering Technician

San Diego, CA

 | 4-6 years

$105,000

/yr

Submitted 10 days ago

4-6 years
10 days ago
Engineer Technician

San Diego, CA

 | 1-3 years

$27

/hr

Submitted 12 days ago

1-3 years
12 days ago

Engineering Technician pay FAQ in San Diego, CA

The average salary for an Engineering Technician is $49,211 per year in San Diego, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 5424 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Engineering Technician employees in San Diego, CA.

The highest salary for an Engineering Technician in San Diego, CA is $67,598 per year.

The lowest salary for an Engineering Technician in San Diego, CA is $35,826 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming an Engineering Technician or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of an Engineering Technician.