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

Compensation for Aerospace Engineers at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is generous, with average pay surpassing six figures annually ($97K). Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. It's heartening to note that most people in this field love their work, finding it both fun and rewarding. Male Aerospace Engineers at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) far outnumber their female contemporaries among those who completed the questionnaire. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$55,374 - $149,933
$55K
$97K
$150K
MEDIAN: $97,498
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Salary
$55,374 - $149,933  
   
Bonus
$685 - $10,213  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
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$56,747 - $149,242  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 45
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Pay by Experience Level for Aerospace Engineer

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


Aerospace Engineers at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $67K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $100K. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $115K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $132K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Key Stats for Aerospace Engineer

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
29%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Aerospace Engineer Salaries

▲31%

Experienced
▲14%

National Average
$101,000

▼1%

Entry-Level
▼34%

Skills That Affect Aerospace Engineer Salaries

Project Management
▲24%

Avionics
▲14%

Systems Engineering
▲7%



National Average
$101,000

C++ Programming Language
▼2%

Microsoft Word
▼4%

Microsoft Office
▼5%

▼6%

Microsoft Excel
▼6%

SolidWorks
▼36%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
17 %
Male
83 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None:
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