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Average Salary for Cessna Aircraft Company Employees

Based in Wichita, Kansas, aviation & marine systems industry player Cessna Aircraft Company offers many employment opportunities, including Aerospace Engineer and Field Service Engineer positions. Employees at Cessna Aircraft Company make $64K annually on average. Though your job title does impact pay, how long you've been working is the primary influence on employee salary at Cessna Aircraft Company. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

How This Employer Pays

Cessna Aircraft Company typically pays:
above market
Similar employers pay:
below market
Employer: Cessna Aircraft Company
Average Salary Range by Job
Job (Number Reporting)
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[-]Aerospace Engineer (5)
$47,588 - $113,767  
[-]Aerospace Engineer (5)
Salary$49,214 - $120,326  
Bonus$533 - $9,661  
Total Pay$47,588 - $113,767  
[+]Field Service Engineer (2)
$49,173 - $95,274  
[+]Field Service Engineer (2)
Salary$50,869 - $93,015  
Total Pay$49,173 - $95,274  
[+]Design Engineer (2)
$39,335 - $67,478  
[+]Design Engineer (2)
Salary$43,092 - $67,324  
Bonus$165.45 - $3,080  
Total Pay$39,335 - $67,478  
[+]Sales Associate (2)
$16,844 - $50,237  
[+]Sales Associate (2)
Salary$22,825 - $63,737  
Total Pay$16,844 - $50,237  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 6 Nov 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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Cessna Aircraft Company Details

Wichita, Kansas


Aviation & Marine Systems


Cessna Aircraft

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Years of Experience

For employees with five to ten years at the company, wages tend to be at the $68K mark. A typical employee has one to four years of experience and earns around $61K per year.


The highest paychecks go to Field Service Engineers, who earn $74K, closely trailed by Electrical Engineers (about $63K), Aerospace Engineers ($62K), and Sales Associates (approximately $58K). Design Engineers at Cessna Aircraft Company do not see much in the way of financial compensation and represent one of the lower-paid positions ($57K) at the company.

Certifications and Degrees

Certified Six Sigma Green Belts are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to around $97K. The highest-paying degree here is a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering; Cessna Aircraft Company awards $95K to these degree-holders.


Employees who count Computer Aided Drafting & Design among their skills tend to enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is approximately $81K. Microsoft Office is a popular skill among Cessna Aircraft Company workers, with one-fourth of those surveyed reporting using it on the job. Microsoft Excel, Engineering Design, and Matlab were also reported by many survey participants.


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

Benefits and Perks

A lucky few (one-half of workers) are fortunate enough to be compensated for both vacation and sick time. A 401(k) program is available, and nearly all workers use it to save for retirement. Cessna Aircraft Company provides health insurance to almost all workers, and a strong majority of workers do receive dental coverage. Other privileges include life insurance, tuition reimbursement, relocation expenses, and a casual working environment.

Key Stats

11 %
89 %
$49,316 - $72,766
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

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