Average Salary for Cessna Aircraft Company Employees

Wichita, Kan.-based Cessna Aircraft Company hires for positions ranging from Structural Engineer to Aerospace Engineer in the aviation & marine systems. The average employee at Cessna Aircraft Company takes home $66K per year. At Cessna Aircraft Company, the biggest piece of the paycheck puzzle is your experience level — it impacts salary more than anything else — though your role at the company factors into the equation as well. The data for this report comes from responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Wichita, Kansas 


Aviation & Marine Systems


Cessna Aircraft

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Years of Experience

Average pay is $68K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. The largest fraction of Cessna Aircraft Company people (28 percent) have been working for one to four years and earn about $58K per year on average.


Field Service Engineers represent the higher end of the earnings spectrum — in fact, median pay for this job is the highest at $74K annually — though Structural Engineers, Electrical Engineers, and Aerospace Engineers also do fairly well at approximately $74K, around $63K, and $62K, respectively. On the lower end are Sales Associates at approximately $58K on average.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Six Sigma Green Belts have significantly higher pay than non-accredited workers at $83K per year. Cessna Aircraft Company workers who hold a Master of Science (MS), Aerospace Engineering are also well compensated, earning about $63K on average.


When it comes to skills, Forecasting seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of around $71K annually. Microsoft Excel is a popular skill in the Cessna Aircraft Company workforce; slightly less than a third of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Other skills in demand are Microsoft Office, Engineering Design, and Matlab.


Men make up the majority of employees who took the survey in a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Only 44 percent receive paid vacation and sick leave. Most workers set aside retirement funds in an employer-sponsored 401(k). Nearly all respondents have health insurance, and benefits for almost all respondents also include dental insurance. Advantages of working here also include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, relocation expenses, and a casual working environment.

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16 %
84 %
$50,000 - $76,156
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

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based on 5 votes.

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