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

Median pay for Aerospace Engineers at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) lies in the neighborhood of $89K per year. Most Aerospace Engineers at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) survey respondents are men (76 percent). Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Aerospace Engineers at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$56,758 - $144,778
(Median)
$57K
$89K
$140K
MEDIAN: $88,950
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$56,964 - $147,228  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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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. The average beginner in this position makes around $61K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $92K. For Aerospace Engineers at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $96K. Veteran professionals who boast more than 20 years of relevant experience enjoy plum median salaries that average out to the six-figure sum of $113K.

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

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$91,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 33%

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

Project Management
up arrow 17%

Systems Engineering
up arrow 17%

Engineering Design
up arrow 11%

National Average
$91,000

Matlab
up arrow 13%

Technical Analysis
up arrow 16%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 16%

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
25%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 6%
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