Average Salary for Cessna Aircraft Company Employees

Cessna Aircraft Company is a aviation & marine systems firm headquartered in Wichita, Kan. that hires for Design Engineer positions, Aerospace Engineer roles, and more. The average Cessna Aircraft Company employee earns $67K annually. Your role at the company is weighted most heavily when it comes to salary consideration at Cessna Aircraft Company; how long you've been working has a (lesser) effect as well. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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About This Company

Wichita, Kansas 


Aviation & Marine Systems


Cessna Aircraft

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Years of Experience

Survey participants who have worked at Cessna Aircraft Company for between five and 10 years earn $74K per year on average. Overall, the greater share of Cessna Aircraft Company folks have one to four years of experience and earn an average $61K annually.


Senior Mechanical Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $133K per year; Avionics Engineers, Electrical Engineers, and Aerospace Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in around $68K, about $63K, and approximately $60K, respectively. Near the bottom at Cessna Aircraft Company are Design Engineers, pulling in an average of just around $56K.

Certifications and Degrees

FAA Pilot Licensees receive bigger paychecks (approximately $87K annually) than those without credentials. Acquiring certification to be a Certified Six Sigma Green Belt is rewarded with median pay of $73K per year. The best paid folks at Cessna Aircraft Company have a Bachelor's Degree, earning about $111K annually.


Employees who count Project Management among their skills enjoy higher pay; the median for this group is $80K per year. Microsoft Office is a popular skill in the Cessna Aircraft Company workforce; one in four of those surveyed report putting it to use in their jobs. Engineering Design, Microsoft Excel, and CATIA round out the set of key employee skills.

Benefits and Perks

Only two in five survey participants enjoy paid vacation days and paid sick time — a rather disappointing finding. To plan for old age, most workers maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Nearly all survey participants receive health insurance, and the vast majority of survey participants get dental coverage. Perks also include tuition reimbursement, life insurance, relocation expenses, and a casual working environment.

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Key Stats for Cessna Aircraft Company


19 %
81 %
$40,494 - $56,460
$57,857 - $107,000
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 4 votes.
$41,748 - $81,559
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME)

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