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

Median pay for Aerospace Engineers at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) lies in the neighborhood of $97K per year. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most people is this field find their work highly enjoyable. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The vast majority (81 percent) of Aerospace Engineers at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) who answered the questionnaire are male. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$55,748 - $151,237
$56K
$97K
$150K
MEDIAN: $96,808
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$55,748 - $151,237  
   
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$100.00 - $20,000  
Profit Sharing
$5,000  
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$57,535 - $150,589  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 49

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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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $67K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $99K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Six-figure salaries surface after one to two decades on the job — experienced professionals in this group reap a six-figure median of $115K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $128K.

Key Stats for Aerospace Engineer

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 10 votes.
030
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
28%
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Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Aerospace Engineer Salaries


Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$100,000


Entry-Level
up arrow 33%

Skills That Affect Aerospace Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 25%

Avionics
up arrow 15%

Systems Engineering
up arrow 8%

Engineering Design
up arrow 5%

Technical Analysis
0%

National Average
$100,000

C++ Programming Language
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Matlab
up arrow 25%

SolidWorks
up arrow 36%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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