Aeronautical Engineer Salary (United States)

The average salary for an Aeronautical Engineer is $78,829 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on pay for this job. The skills that increase pay for this job the most are Project Management, CATIA, and Avionics.
Aeronautical Engineer Salary (?
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$50,300 - $130,168
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130K
MEDIAN: $78,828
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Aeronautical Engineer Salary (?
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$15.15 - $62.11
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$50,300 - $130,168  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,774  
Profit Sharing
$592 - $21,287  
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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$51,429 - $136,250  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 277
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.15 - $62.11  
   
Overtime
$9.93 - $68.66  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $19,774  
   
Profit Sharing
$592 - $21,287  
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).
)
$51,429 - $136,250  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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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