The average salary for an Aeronautical Engineer is $76,692 per year. Experience strongly influences pay for this job. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job.
Aeronautical Engineer Total Pay (?
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$50,242 - $127,499
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100K
130K
MEDIAN: $76,691
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Aeronautical Engineer Total Pay (?
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$15.32 - $59.17
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31
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MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,242 - $127,499  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,219  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,553  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$50,542 - $131,804  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 305
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.32 - $59.17  
   
Overtime
$19.27 - $72.13  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,219  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $20,553  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$50,542 - $131,804  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 305
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Job Description for Aeronautical Engineer
A career as an Aeronautical Engineer is a very challenging yet rewarding career. Aeronautical Engineers use both mental and physical processes to complete their work. This includes the use and knowledge of computer systems but also hands-on tools to be used on physical aircraft. Hand-held tools often include those similar to what is used in the automobile industry. Tools include wrenches, drills, screwdrivers, and lifts but they also include specialized equipment specific to a job working with aircraft.
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Aeronautical Engineer Tasks
  • Plan and organize technical projects from conception to completion.
  • Coordinate and communicate between various areas; supervise and train project staff as needed.
  • Utilize engineering knowledge for project management; estimate timelines and schedules; anticipate risks and costs related to the technical aspects of the project.
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Pay by Experience Level for Aeronautical Engineer
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay Difference By Location
Houston
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Denver
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National Average
$78,000
Fort Worth
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Seattle
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New York
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Experience Affects Aeronautical Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 32%
National Average
$78,000

Skills That Affect Aeronautical Engineer Salaries

Avionics
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Controls
0%
National Average
$78,000
Aeros
up arrow 9%
Microsoft Office
up arrow 14%
Matlab
up arrow 17%
AutoCAD
up arrow 19%
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Gender
Female
7%
female alumni
 
Male
93%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
15%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 9%
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