An Aerospace Engineer earns an average salary of $74,883 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 Total Pay (?
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$55,340 - $112,043
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91K
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MEDIAN: $74,882
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Aerospace Engineer Total Pay (?
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$16.94 - $69.76
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32
48
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MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,340 - $112,043  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,433  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $7,252  
Commission
$0.00 - $10,000  
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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$54,928 - $117,554  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,725
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$16.94 - $69.76  
   
Overtime
$25.70 - $73.60  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,433  
   
Commission
$0.00 - $10,000  
Profit Sharing
$484.79 - $7,252  
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).
)
$54,928 - $117,554  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 24 Apr 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 3,725
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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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Experience Affects Aerospace Engineer Salaries

National Average
$76,000

Skills That Affect Aerospace Engineer Salaries

National Average
$76,000
Engineering Design
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Gender
Female
11%
female alumni
 
Male
89%
male alumni
Years of Experience
Less than 1 year
12%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
25%
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%
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