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

Aerospace Engineers at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) can expect to earn a very generous salary, with average salaries (in the ballpark of $97K) surpassing six figures annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 81 percent of Aerospace Engineers at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are male. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$55,557 - $150,485
$56K
$97K
$150K
MEDIAN: $97,498
10%
50%
90%

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$34.75 - $54.61
$53
MEDIAN: $52.70
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$55,557 - $150,485  
   
Bonus
$690 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$56,481 - $149,758  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 47
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$52.70  
   
Overtime
$51.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$690 - $10,137  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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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$56,481 - $149,758  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 5 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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Pay by Experience Level for Aerospace Engineer

Pay by Experience for an Aerospace Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Aerospace Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $67,000 based on 21 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Aerospace Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 16 salaries. An experienced Aerospace Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $115,000 based on 6 salaries. An Aerospace Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $132,000 based on 14 salaries.

Key Stats for Aerospace Engineer

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
29%
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Experience Affects Aerospace Engineer Salaries

▲32%

Experienced
▲15%

▼0%

National Average
$100,000

Entry-Level
▼34%

Skills That Affect Aerospace Engineer Salaries

Project Management
▲25%

Avionics
▲14%

Systems Engineering
▲8%



National Average
$100,000

C++ Programming Language
▼1%

Microsoft Word
▼3%

Microsoft Office
▼4%

Microsoft Excel
▼5%

▼6%

SolidWorks
▼36%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
no benefits
None:
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