Aeronautical Engineer Salary

Male Aeronautical Engineers number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $78K annually in the United States. Total cash compensation to Aeronautical Engineers approaches anywhere from $56K on the lower end to $160K on the higher end; in exceptional cases, this can include more than $27K from bonuses and upwards of $84K from profit sharing. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is geographic location, followed by the specific employer and years of experience. Job satisfaction for Aeronautical Engineers is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$55,590 - $143,806
$56K
$78K
$140K
MEDIAN: $78,300
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$29.95 - $123.81
$30
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$120
MEDIAN: $65.98
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$0$160K
Salary $55,590 - $143,806
Bonus $0.00 - $27,404
Profit Sharing $8.14 - $83,838
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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$56,060 - $160,467
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 254
Hourly Data $0$123
Hourly Rate $29.95 - $123.81
Hourly Tips $71.43
Overtime $3.30 - $99.33
Annual Data $0$160K
Bonus $0.00 - $27,404
Profit Sharing $8.14 - $83,838
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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$56,060 - $160,467
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 25 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 18

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Job Description for Aeronautical Engineer

Most of the time, aeronautical engineers work for the government or defense contractors. Some positions require security clearance because they often work in facilities that require special access. Aerospace engineers design, maintain, and oversee the research and development of different types of aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles. In addition, they are required to test prototypes to make sure that they function in accordance with their intended plan and original design. Aeronautical engineers are involved in the manufacturing and testing of aircraft and aerospace products.

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Aeronautical Engineer Tasks

  • Utilize engineering knowledge for project management; estimate timelines and schedules; anticipate risks and costs related to the technical aspects of the project.
  • Coordinate and communicate between various areas; supervise and train project staff as needed.
  • Plan and organize technical projects from conception to completion.

Aeronautical Engineer Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Aeronautical Engineer


For Aeronautical Engineers, comfortable salaries can be found at The Boeing Company; in fact, average earnings are around $136K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($72K versus $165K) is great.

Popular Skills for Aeronautical Engineer


Aeronautical Engineers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Test Engineering, Finite Element Analysis, and Aeros are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include autodesk autocad, SolidWorks, and AutoCAD. Most people who know Engineering Design also know Microsoft Office, Avionics, and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Aeronautical Engineer

Pay by Experience for an Aeronautical Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Aeronautical Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 182 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Aeronautical Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 62 salaries. An experienced Aeronautical Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 47 salaries. An Aeronautical Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $123,000 based on 26 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $80,282

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Aeronautical Engineers in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 74 percent above the national average. Aeronautical Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dayton (+30 percent), Houston (+15 percent), Seattle (+8 percent), and Los Angeles (+7 percent). With compensation 19 percent below the national average, Fort Worth is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Lexington Park and San Diego (13 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

Aeronautical Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Aeronautical Engineer?

Aeronautical Engineer in finland:
"Its time waste."
Pros: I like work because I have no feelings of dreams.
Cons: Most hours I dont like it to work because I love to spend my time with my family.

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Key Stats for Aeronautical Engineer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
10%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Aeronautical Engineer Salaries

▲54%

▲26%

▲9%

National Average
$80,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Aeronautical Engineer Salaries


National Average
$80,000

Test Engineering
▼1%

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
▼1%

▼2%

▼4%


▼5%


▼6%


▼9%

▼14%

SolidWorks
▼14%

autodesk autocad
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None: 9%
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