Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Machine Learning Engineer make in San Diego, CA?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$115,148 / yrTotal Pay
$97,462 / yrBase Pay
$17,686 / yrAdditional Pay

$115,148

 / yr
$76K$177K
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The estimated total pay for a Machine Learning Engineer is $115,148 per year in the San Diego, CA area, with an average salary of $97,462 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 $17,686 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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Related Job Titles

For Machine Learning Engineer in San Diego, CA

Some related job titles are Software Engineer - Machine Learning Salaries with median pay of $141,640, Research Engineer Salaries with median pay of $129,353, Research Scientist, Machine Learning Salaries with median pay of $146,752, Machine Learning Scientist Salaries with median pay of $123,001.

What are total pay estimates for a Machine Learning Engineer at different companies in San Diego, CA?

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Qualcomm
4.2
Machine Learning EngineerSee 933 salaries from this location

$137,825

 / yr

$158,108

 / yr

$129,358

 / yr
Plexium
3.9
Machine Learning EngineerSee 4 salaries from this location

$126,332

 / yr

$140,024

 / yr

$127,228

 / yr

$141,234

 / yr

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$141,682

 / yr

$59

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$113,680

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$113,602

 / yr

$141,574

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$137,046

 / yr

$143,028

 / yr

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$110,054

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Top Paying Industries

For a Machine Learning Engineer in San Diego, CA

The top paying industry for a Machine Learning Engineer in San Diego, CA is Information Technology with a median total pay of $147,966.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Information TechnologyInformation Technology$147,966

    0% Lower than other industries

Information Technology

Top paying companies in Information Technology for Machine Learning Engineer are Amazon and Qualcomm.

AmazonAmazon$158,108/yr
QualcommQualcomm$137,825/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 Machine learning engineer salary in San Diego, CA compare to the national average salary in US for the same job?

The average salary for a Machine learning engineer in US is $131,000 per year based on 2,164 salary contributions, which is 0.89% less than the salary for a Machine learning 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 Machine learning engineer gets the highest compensation are Instacart, Snap, Inc. and Bloomberg L.P.. Bigger companies typically pay 34.41% more than smaller companies for a Machine learning engineer.

Recent Salaries Shared

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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

Deep Learning Research

San Diego, CA

 | 4-6 years

$2,500

/mo

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Artificial Intelligence Engineer

San Diego, CA

 | 1-3 years

$150,005

/yr

$150K | $5

Submitted 3 days ago

1-3 years
3 days ago
AI/ML Annotation Analyst

San Diego, CA

 | 1-3 years

$50,500

/yr

$49K | $2K

Submitted 3 days ago

1-3 years
3 days ago
Machine Learning Engineer

San Diego, CA

 | 1-3 years

$132,000

/yr

Submitted 4 days ago

1-3 years
4 days ago
AI/ML Annotation Analyst

San Diego, CA

 | 1-3 years

$4,327

/hr

$22 | $4K

Submitted 8 days ago

1-3 years
8 days ago
Deep Learning Engineer

San Diego, CA

 | 1-3 years

$25,000

/yr

Submitted 11 days ago

1-3 years
11 days ago
ML Engineer

San Diego, CA

 | 4-6 years

$120,000

/yr

Submitted 13 days ago

4-6 years
13 days ago
Machine Learning Engineer

San Diego, CA

 | 1-3 years

$90,000

/yr

$88K | $2K

Submitted 14 days ago

1-3 years
14 days ago
Machine Learning Engineer

San Diego, CA

 | 1-3 years

$159,600

/yr

$152K | $8K

Submitted 16 days ago

1-3 years
16 days ago

Machine Learning Engineer pay FAQ in San Diego, CA

The average salary for a Machine Learning Engineer is $97,462 per year in San Diego, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 3538 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Machine Learning Engineer employees in San Diego, CA.

The highest salary for a Machine Learning Engineer in San Diego, CA is $144,981 per year.

The lowest salary for a Machine Learning Engineer in San Diego, CA is $65,518 per year.

If you are thinking of becoming a Machine Learning Engineer or planning the next step in your career, find details about the role, the career path and salary trajectory of a Machine Learning Engineer.