Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Project Manager make in San Diego, CA?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

Experience

Industry

$83,758 / yrTotal Pay
$78,406 / yrBase Pay
$5,351 / yrAdditional Pay

$83,758

 / yr
$56K$126K
Most Likely Range
Possible Range

The estimated total pay for a Project Manager is $83,758 per year in the San Diego, CA area, with an average salary of $78,406 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 $5,351 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 Project Manager in San Diego, CA

$83,758 /yr
Project Manager
$117,284 /yr
Senior Project Manager
$94,459 /yr
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Related Job Titles

For Project Manager in San Diego, CA

Some related job titles are IT Project Manager Salaries with median pay of $98,697, Project Coordinator Salaries with median pay of $53,820, Project Management Salaries with median pay of $78,635, Senior Project Manager Salaries with median pay of $117,284.

Top Paying Companies

For a Project Manager in San Diego, CA

Below is the total pay for the top 10 highest paying companies for a Project Manager in San Diego, CA. Employers include Sempra, Cisco Systems and Google.

1
Sempra
$167,055/yr
10
Pfizer
$142,566/yr

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$127,108

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 / yr

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 / yr

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Top Paying Industries

For a Project Manager in San Diego, CA

The top 5 paying industries for a Project Manager in San Diego, CA are Energy, Mining & Utilities with a median total pay of $148,128, Pharmaceutical & Biotechnology with a median total pay of $130,648, Insurance with a median total pay of $129,631, Financial Services with a median total pay of $128,712, and Manufacturing with a median total pay of $127,929.

IndustryTotal PayTotal Pay Insight
  • Energy, Mining & UtilitiesEnergy, Mining & Utilities$148,128

    18% Higher than other industries

  • Pharmaceutical & BiotechnologyPharmaceutical & Biotechnology$130,648

    7% Higher than other industries

  • InsuranceInsurance$129,631

    6% Higher than other industries

  • Financial ServicesFinancial Services$128,712

    6% Higher than other industries

  • ManufacturingManufacturing$127,929

    5% Higher than other industries

Energy, Mining & Utilities

Top paying companies in Energy, Mining & Utilities for Project Manager are Sempra, San Diego Gas & Electric, and Solar Turbines.

SempraSempra$167,055/yr
Solar TurbinesSolar Turbines$148,018/yr

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What is the pay outlook for Product & Project Management?

Product and project management roles help companies operate efficiently, run programs and develop new products. Organization and communication skills are important for product and project managers. Experience and specialization within specific markets or products can help job seekers stand out. Additionally, product and project management roles are very diverse, so data, design or market research skills can help open up more opportunities.

How does the Project manager salary in San Diego, CA compare to the national average salary in US for the same job?

The average salary for a Project manager in US is $88,906 per year based on 113,579 salary contributions, which is 2.28% less than the salary for a Project manager 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 Project manager gets the highest compensation are Burns & McDonnell, Inc., AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals and Kforce Inc.. Bigger companies typically pay 54.88% less than smaller companies for a Project manager.

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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

Project Manager

San Diego, CA

 | 10-14 years

$111,500

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

10-14 years
Yesterday
Project Manager

San Diego, CA

 | 1-3 years

$100,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Project Manager

San Diego, CA

 | 15+ years

$125,000

/yr

$120K | $5K

Submitted Yesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Project Manager

San Diego, CA

 | 4-6 years

$58,000

/yr

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Project Manager

San Diego, CA

 | 4-6 years

$62,000

/yr

$55K | $7K

Submitted Yesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Project Manager

San Diego, CA

 | 4-6 years

$75,000

/yr

Submitted 2 days ago

4-6 years
2 days ago
Project Manager

San Diego, CA

 | 15+ years

$120,000

/yr

Submitted 2 days ago

15+ years
2 days ago

Project Manager pay FAQ in San Diego, CA

The average salary for a Project Manager is $78,406 per year in San Diego, CA. Salaries estimates are based on 183523 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Project Manager employees in San Diego, CA.

The highest salary for a Project Manager in San Diego, CA is $116,012 per year.

The lowest salary for a Project Manager in San Diego, CA is $52,991 per year.

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