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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 Aerospace Engineer to Sales Associate. Employees at Cessna Aircraft Company make $68K per year on average. Though your job title does impact pay, your experience level is the primary influence on employee salary at Cessna Aircraft Company. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

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Cessna Aircraft Company typically pays:
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Wichita, Kansas 


Aviation & Marine Systems


Cessna Aircraft

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Years of Experience

Workers who have been with the company for more than one year but less than five can make approximately $61K annually on average. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $69K per year. The largest fraction of Cessna Aircraft Company people (26 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn $86K annually on average.


The highest average salaries go to Field Service Engineers, who bring in close to $74K per year, though Structural Engineers are not far behind at around $74K along with Aerospace Engineers (about $63K) and Electrical Engineers ($63K). Near the bottom at Cessna Aircraft Company are Sales Associates, pulling in an average of just around $58K.

Certifications and Degrees

Salaries approach approximately $83K annually for Certified Six Sigma Green Belts; non-accredited workers make much less. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Science (MS), Aerospace Engineering; Cessna Aircraft Company awards $63K to these degree-holders.


In this position, it pays to have CATIA in your toolkit; employees who claim proficiency enjoy a higher median salary of $97K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Office; just under one in five consider it a key competency. Key skills also include Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Matlab.


At Cessna Aircraft Company, there are significantly more males who responded to the survey than females — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

A lucky few (two in five survey participants) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. Cessna Aircraft Company sponsors a 401(k) program, and a large number of survey participants use this option to save for their retirement. Health insurance comes as part of the deal for nearly all respondents, and almost all workers report receiving dental coverage as well. Some other advantages of working at Cessna Aircraft Company are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, relocation expenses, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for Cessna Aircraft Company


15 %
85 %
$50,335 - $78,617
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
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