Average Salary for Cessna Aircraft Company Employees

Cessna Aircraft Company is a aviation & marine systems firm headquartered in Wichita, Kan. that hires for Structural Engineer positions, Aerospace Engineer roles, and more. The average employee at Cessna Aircraft Company takes home $66K per year. Though what you do at the company is an influential salary factor for those at Cessna Aircraft Company, your experience level turns out to have the greatest impact on paycheck size. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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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 about $68K annually on average. Broken down by tenure, the largest share of Cessna Aircraft Company employees (28 percent) have one to four years of experience and earn around $58K per year on average.


Field Service Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at approximately $74K annually; Structural Engineers, Electrical Engineers, and Aerospace Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in $74K, $63K, and $62K, respectively. Near the bottom at Cessna Aircraft Company are Sales Associates, pulling in an average of just approximately $58K.

Certifications and Degrees

Monetary compensation comes to around $83K per year for Certified Six Sigma Green Belts, far surpassing the earnings of non-credentialed workers. Cessna Aircraft Company compensates Master of Science (MS), Aerospace Engineering-holders the most at $63K annually.


The highest-paying skill in this position seems to be Forecasting; individuals who report it as part of the repertoire have a median income of about $71K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Microsoft Excel; just under one in three consider it a key competency. Many workers usually know Microsoft Office, Engineering Design, and Matlab as well.


Cessna Aircraft Company's employees who answered the questionnaire are more likely to be male — the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

Only 44 percent receive paid vacation and sick leave. To plan for old age, a large number of employees maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. At Cessna Aircraft Company, nearly all workers have health insurance, and nearly all survey participants have dental coverage. The list of perks also includes tuition reimbursement, life insurance, relocation expenses, and a casual working environment.

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