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

Aerospace Engineers at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) take home an average $88K per year. Almost all enjoy medical while the larger part get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Male Aerospace Engineers at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are far more common among survey respondents than their female counterparts, who typically comprise less than one-third of the field. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$56,862 - $144,256
(Median)
$57K
$88K
$140K
MEDIAN: $88,409
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$57,062 - $146,957  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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Pay by Experience Level for Aerospace Engineer at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

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


For many Aerospace Engineers at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), more experience generally translates to higher pay. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $61K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $91K. Aerospace Engineers at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) bring in $96K after working for 10 to 20 years. Professionals boasting more than two decades of experience also boast a six-figure median salary of $113K.

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Experience Affects Aerospace Engineer at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$90,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 32%

Skills That Affect Aerospace Engineer at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 18%

Systems Engineering
up arrow 17%

Engineering Design
up arrow 12%

National Average
$90,000

Matlab
up arrow 14%

Technical Analysis
up arrow 15%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
24 %
Male
76 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
15%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 64% employee benefits None: 6%
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