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

Aerospace Engineers at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) see excellent average salaries — about $96K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Aerospace Engineers at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) like their work and job satisfaction is high. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. Making up 79 percent of those who took the survey, male Aerospace Engineers at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) greatly outnumber their female counterparts. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$55,747 - $151,010
$56K
$96K
$150K
MEDIAN: $96,061
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$55,747 - $151,010  
   
Bonus
$98.63 - $20,273  
Profit Sharing
$5,500  
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$56,285 - $149,442  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 42

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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. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $64K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $97K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Experienced professionals who have spent one to two decades on the job can score lucrative paychecks that average out to $115K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $127K.

Key Stats for Aerospace Engineer

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 9 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
26%
Location:
Years in Fields/Career:
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Experience Affects Aerospace Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 27%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$100,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 36%

Skills That Affect Aerospace Engineer Salaries

Project Management
up arrow 23%

Avionics
up arrow 13%

Engineering Design
up arrow 12%

Systems Engineering
up arrow 6%

National Average
$100,000

Technical Analysis
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 12%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 12%

Matlab
up arrow 35%

SolidWorks
up arrow 36%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 2%
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