Average Salary for Cessna Aircraft Company Employees

Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., Cessna Aircraft Company offers a range of employment opportunities in the aviation & marine systems, from Structural Engineer to Aerospace Engineer. Cessna Aircraft Company pays its employees $63K per year on average. Your experience level plays the largest role in compensation at Cessna Aircraft Company, but your job title affects income (to a lesser degree) as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Wichita, Kansas 


Aviation & Marine Systems


Cessna Aircraft

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Years of Experience

Average pay is $71K annually for those with five to nine years of experience. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Cessna Aircraft Company employees (41 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn around $59K per year on average.


Earning about $78K annually on average, Structural Engineers receive the most money, followed by Aerospace Engineers ($65K), Design Engineers ($56K), and Mechanical Engineers (approximately $55K).

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to $66K per year for FAA Pilot Licensees, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Certified Six Sigma Green Belts with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at around $59K annually. At Cessna Aircraft Company, employees who hold a Master of Science (MS) receive the highest salaries at $71K.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Project Management; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of about $81K per year. One of the more prevalent skills at Cessna Aircraft Company is Engineering Design, with nearly two in five considering it a key competency. Other top skills include CATIA, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office.

Benefits and Perks

As part of compensation, Cessna Aircraft Company gives paid vacation to a third of respondents and paid sick leave to one in four workers. For employees looking to save up for their golden years, Cessna Aircraft Company provides an optional 401(k) plan, and nearly all respondents participate. For almost all respondents, benefits include health insurance, and nearly all survey participants get dental coverage, too. A few more workplace perks are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, flexible hours, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for Cessna Aircraft Company


19 %
81 %
$40,494 - $56,460
$55,735 - $75,401

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$39,902 - $76,334
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME)
$56,209 - $104,500
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