Aerospace Stress Engineer Salary

An Aerospace Stress Engineer earns an average salary of $76,054 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

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$61,494 - $116,180  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 42

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Job Description for Aerospace Stress Engineer

Aerospace stress engineers usually have at least a bachelor's degree in aerospace or a related engineering field and are well-versed in physics, mathematics, and chemistry, as most of their college courses are centered around these studies to design safe, ecologically-friendly aircraft. Low fuel costs and a lightweight structure are usually key features to consider, and they must also try to predict any possible failures during a flight and make necessary changes to structure and design to prevent these possibilities. Aerospace stress engineers must be reliable and focused due to the weight of responsibility in this position, as flight has by no means been mastered and the simplest lapse in judgment could mean the loss of many lives.

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Aerospace Stress Engineer Tasks

  • Perform structural analysis and analyze structural engineering data.
  • Provide input for improvement of department procedures, controls, flows and systems.
  • Develop, create, and implement test procedures.
  • Create stress analysis packages including stress notes, formal certification reports, and design changes.

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Pay by Experience Level for Aerospace Stress Engineer

Pay by Experience for an Aerospace Stress Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Aerospace Stress Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 23 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Aerospace Stress Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $82,000 based on 20 salaries. An experienced Aerospace Stress Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 8 salaries. An Aerospace Stress Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $120,000 based on 7 salaries.

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Key Stats for Aerospace Stress Engineer

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%
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Experience Affects Aerospace Stress Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲55%

Experienced
▲31%

Mid-Career
▲7%

National Average
$77,000

Entry-Level
▼6%

Skills That Affect Aerospace Stress Engineer Salaries

ANSYS Simulation Software
▲7%

National Average
$77,000


Composite Materials
▼2%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
40%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
18%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
vision benefits
Vision: 71%
no benefits
None: 3%