Aircraft Engineer Salary

An Aircraft Engineer earns an average salary of $67,367 per year.

$36,000 - $132,000
$36K
$67K
$130K
MEDIAN: $67,367
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Salary
$36,000 - $132,000  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,304  
Profit Sharing
$3,000  
Total Pay (?
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$36,949 - $127,985  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 39

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Job Description for Aircraft Engineer

An aircraft engineer is the person responsible for ensuring that airplanes within a fleet of air services providers are properly maintained, repaired, and safe for flight. The engineer performs a variety of daily inspections on different aircraft, logs the results of any anomalies or tests performed on the airplanes, and performs or oversees any necessary repairs and re-inspections.

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Aircraft Engineer Tasks

  • Compose sketches and use CAD programs to engineer tool design.
  • Provide technical knowledge and support for other areas of the design process.
  • Design aircraft or specific parts of aircraft.

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Pay by Experience Level for Aircraft Engineer

Pay by Experience for an Aircraft Engineer has a negative trend. An entry-level Aircraft Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 18 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Aircraft Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $79,000 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Aircraft Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $70,000 based on 15 salaries. An Aircraft Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $62,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Aircraft Engineer

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 4 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Aircraft Engineer Salaries

Mid-Career
▲14%

Experienced
▲1%

Entry-Level
▼0%

National Average
$69,000

Late-Career
▼11%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 13%