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Aerospace Engineer Salary (United States)

An Aerospace Engineer earns an average salary of $75,941 per year. Experience strongly influences income for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Aerospace Engineer Salary (?
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$56,207 - $113,614
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $75,940
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Aerospace Engineer Salary (?
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$16.15 - $67.19
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MEDIAN: $31.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,207 - $113,614  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,987  
Profit Sharing
$308.68 - $7,213  
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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$55,568 - $117,813  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,190
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.15 - $67.19  
   
Overtime
$25.33 - $66.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,987  
   
Profit Sharing
$308.68 - $7,213  
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).
)
$55,568 - $117,813  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 206
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Job Description for Aerospace Engineer

An Aerospace Engineer designs aircraft, missiles, space crafts, and satellites. They test prototypes to make sure that the models function according to how they are designed. They are spacecraft/vehicle engineers that deal with related infrastructure of these things. There are many specialties within this job.
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Aerospace Engineer Tasks
  • May conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture.
  • May recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques.
  • Perform a variety of engineering work in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft.

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Pay by Experience Level for Aerospace Engineer

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Pay Difference By Location

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Experience Affects Aerospace Engineer Salaries

National Average
$77,000

Skills That Affect Aerospace Engineer Salaries

Controls
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Avionics
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Aeros
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$77,000
Engineering Design
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 833 votes.

Gender

Female
12%
female alumni
 
Male
88%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 6%