Engineering Schools
In San Diego, California

There are 6 engineering schools in San Diego for faculty to choose from. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in engineering in the city of San Diego, which encompasses engineering training at the following levels:

  • Engineering Certificate
  • Associates degree in Engineering
  • Bachelors degree in Engineering
  • Masters degree in Engineering


Professional Trends

San Diego Vs. California Engineering Employment

San Diego 19,530
California 236,270

Exactly 19,530 of the 167,230 engineering professionals employed in California, work in San Diego. The number of engineering professionals in San Diego has shrunk by 16% from 2006 to 2010. Overall employment in San Diego has increased.

San Diego Vs. California Engineering employment growth

232,550 244,960 262,690 254,040 167,230
23,270 24,960 25,930 25,920 19,530
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Grey: California
  • Dark Yellow: San Diego

Engineering VS. All professions salaries in San Diego

$70,986 $72,705 $74,026 $76,209 $76,520
$43,600 $45,210 $47,250 $48,860 $50,200
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Engineering in San Diego
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions in San Diego

Salaries for engineering professionals in San Diego have increased. In 2010 an average salary of $76,520 per year was earned by engineering professionals in San Diego. The average salary for engineering professionals in San Diego was $70,986 per year, four years earlier in 2006. The growth in the salary of engineering professionals in San Diego is slower than the salary trend for all careers in the city.

Salary percentiles for Engineering professionals in San Diego

10th percentile
25th percentile
50th percentile
75th percentile
90th percentile

Engineering professionals in San Diego make a median yearly salary of $75,249. The 10% of engineering professionals in the lowest pay bracket earn less than $49,048 per year, while those in the highest pay bracket earn approximately $101,621 per year.

Average Salaries for Engineering professionals and related professions in San Diego

Civil Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Electrical Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
Computer Engineering
Software Engineering

Engineering professional salaries in San Diego are, on average, higher than salaries earned for professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Engineering schools in San Diego


There are 6 accredited engineering schools in the city. Many of San Diego's engineering professionals are graduates of one of these schools.

Engineering Programs Offered In San Diego


San Diego's engineering schools offer 21 engineering degree and certificate programs.

Student Completed Engineering Degrees In San Diego


In 2010 approximately 338 students graduated from engineering courses.

Engineering Faculty Salaries in San Diego, California

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