Aerospace Engineers in California
Considering a career as an Aerospace Engineer in California?
You’re in luck! Jobs for Aerospace Engineers in California are projected to grow and these jobs tend to pay higher than average.
Projected employment for Aerospace Engineers in California is growing faster than average.
Aerospace Engineers in California earn higher salaries than the typical U.S. wage earner.
How Many Aerospace Engineers Work in California?
In California, there were 11,440 people working as Aerospace Engineers in the year 2018.
There were 11,450 Aerospace Engineers employed in this state in 2017.
That’s a decline of 10 jobs between 2017 and 2018.
The typical state has 800 Aerospace Engineers working in it, which means California has more Aerospace Engineers than average.
Job Projections for California
Jobs for Aerospace Engineers in this state are growing at a rate of 9.2% which is faster than the nationwide estimated projection of 6.0%.
California Annual Job Openings
The BLS is projecting 760 annual Aerospace Engineers job openings in California, and 11,900 total jobs in the year 2026.
Nationwide, the prediction is 4,600 annual jobs and 73,800 total jobs in 2026.
What do Aerospace Engineers Make in California?
In 2018 wages for Aerospace Engineers ranged from $75,300 to $175,630 with $122,960 being the median annual salary.
Broken down to an hourly rate, workers in this field made anywhere from $36.2 to $84.44. The median hourly rate was $59.12.
In 2017 the median pay for this field was $57.66 an hour.
The hourly rate grew by $1.46.
The median salary in California is higher than the nationwide median salary.
Top California Metros for Aerospace Engineers
The table below shows some of the metros in this state with the most Aerospace Engineers.
|Metro||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
|Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA||4,350||$133,040|
|San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA||1,880||$129,880|
|San Diego-Carlsbad, CA||1,760||$105,010|
|San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA||1,670||$126,950|
|Santa Maria-Santa Barbara, CA||590||$116,850|
|Oxnard-Thousand Oaks-Ventura, CA||150||n/a|
|Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA||50||$83,200|
Top States for Aerospace Engineers Employment
View the list below to see where most Aerospace Engineers work.
|State||Number Employed||Annual Median Salary|
Below are the states where Aerospace Engineers get paid the most:
|State||Annual Median Salary|
|District of Columbia||$145,160|
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
- College Factual
- National Center for Education Statistics
- O*NET Online
- Image Credit: By Michel Villeneuve under License
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