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Average Salary for Cessna Aircraft Company Employees

Operating out of Wichita, Kan., aviation & marine systems company Cessna Aircraft Company employs talent in positions ranging from Aerospace Engineer to Structural Engineer. Cessna Aircraft Company employees bring home $67K annually on average. How long you've been working influences pay for Cessna Aircraft Company workers the most, followed by your role at the company. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Cessna Aircraft Company typically pays:
above market

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Employer: Cessna Aircraft Company
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
National Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
[-]Aerospace Engineer (3)
$49,454 - $123,356  
[-]Aerospace Engineer (3)
Salary$50,934 - $116,367  
Bonus$696 - $9,644  
Total Pay$49,454 - $123,356  
[+]Structural Engineer (2)
$54,454 - $153,271  
[+]Structural Engineer (2)
Salary$53,430 - $140,396  
Total Pay$54,454 - $153,271  
[+]Sales Associate (2)
$16,971 - $51,146  
[+]Sales Associate (2)
Salary$23,314 - $64,923  
Total Pay$16,971 - $51,146  
[+]Electrical Engineer (2)
$48,472 - $91,567  
[+]Electrical Engineer (2)
Salary$49,775 - $85,360  
Total Pay$48,472 - $91,567  
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XWhen PayScale has limited employee-submitted data, we base estimated ranges on a broader set of relevant employee profiles to calculate the most accurate ranges for this job at this company.
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 29 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 36

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About This Company

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 about $61K per year on average. Five to nine years of work experience seem to result in median wages of $68K annually. The largest fraction of Cessna Aircraft Company people (25 percent) have been working for 10-19 years and earn approximately $86K 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 around $74K annually — though Structural Engineers, Aerospace Engineers, and Electrical Engineers also do fairly well at $74K, $63K, and about $63K, respectively. Financial compensation for Sales Associates is rather low — on average only $58K — relative to the rest of the company.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Six Sigma Green Belts receive bigger paychecks (around $83K per year) than those without credentials. The highest-paying degree here is a Master of Science (MS), Aerospace Engineering; Cessna Aircraft Company awards approximately $63K to these degree-holders.


When it comes to skills, employees who report CATIA among their abilities seem to make the most, reporting a median income of $97K annually. One of the more prevalent skills at Cessna Aircraft Company is Microsoft Excel, with a little less than a fifth considering it a key competency. Microsoft Office, Engineering Design, and Matlab are also desirable skills.


The number of male employees who participated in the survey outweighs the number of women; the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Merely two-fifths of workers at Cessna Aircraft Company earn paid vacation and paid sick time. Cessna Aircraft Company sponsors a 401(k) program, and a large number of employees use this option to save for their retirement. Perks cover health insurance for the vast majority of survey participants and dental coverage for almost all survey participants. Additional benefits of working here are life insurance, tuition reimbursement, relocation expenses, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats for Cessna Aircraft Company


14 %
86 %
$50,684 - $77,449
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 9 votes.
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