Aerospace Engineer at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Salary

Aerospace Engineers at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) take home an average $93K per year. Most Aerospace Engineers at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) survey respondents are men (76 percent). Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Almost all enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$57,132 - $147,607
(Median)
$57K
$93K
$150K
MEDIAN: $92,620
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$57,132 - $147,607  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,933  
Profit Sharing
$5,500  
Total Pay (?
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$57,314 - $149,028  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 52
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Pay by Experience Level for Aerospace Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Aerospace Engineers at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $61K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $92K. After 10 to 20 years, professionals can make it pretty big; the median salary sits in the six-figure neighborhood of $109K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $120K on average.

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Experience Affects Aerospace Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

National Average
$95,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 35%

Skills That Affect Aerospace Engineer Salaries

Engineering Design
up arrow 27%

Project Management
up arrow 25%

Systems Engineering
up arrow 13%

Microsoft Excel
0%

National Average
$95,000

Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 10%

Technical Analysis
up arrow 11%

Matlab
up arrow 18%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
30%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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