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. An average Cessna Aircraft Company employee can expect to make $66K annually. How long you've been working plays the largest role in compensation at Cessna Aircraft Company, but your job title affects income (to a lesser degree) as well. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

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About This Company

Wichita, Kansas 


Aviation & Marine Systems


Cessna Aircraft

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Years of Experience

Between the one and five year mark, median pay is $61K per year. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of about $70K annually. The largest fraction of Cessna Aircraft Company people (26 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn around $83K per year on average.


Field Service Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $74K annually; Structural Engineers, Electrical Engineers, and Aerospace Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $74K, approximately $63K, and $62K, respectively. Sales Associates at Cessna Aircraft Company do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions (approximately $58K on average) at the company.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Six Sigma Green Belts earn around $83K per year, far more than their non-accredited counterparts. The best paid folks at Cessna Aircraft Company have a Master of Science (MS), Aerospace Engineering, earning about $63K annually.


When it comes to skills, Microsoft Office seems to bolster pay the most; employees who claim proficiency also enjoy a median income of $67K per year. Microsoft Excel also popped up often in the survey as an important skill; approximately one in four of employees surveyed report using it at work. Three more common skills are Engineering Design, Matlab, and Systems Troubleshooting.


With a more than 3 to 1 male-to-female ratio, men represent the better half of Cessna Aircraft Company's employees who responded to the survey.

Benefits and Perks

Unfortunately, a minority of employees — about 44 percent — are presented with both paid vacation and sick leave. A large number of workers contribute to 401(k) savings accounts sponsored by the firm. The vast majority of survey participants report having health insurance, and almost all respondents report having dental coverage. Additional benefits of working here are tuition reimbursement, life insurance, relocation expenses, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for Cessna Aircraft Company


17 %
83 %
$56,765 - $76,728
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 5 votes.

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