The average pay for a Flight Engineer is $70,092 per year.

$34,521 - $118,616
MEDIAN: $70,092

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$34,521 - $118,616  
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$34,521 - $118,616  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27

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Job Description for Flight Engineer

Flight engineers perform a number of tasks as a member of the flight crew such as flight planning, checks before flights and checks while the aircraft is in flight (including during landing, taking off and cruising). They pay attention to aspects of the airplane such as electrical systems, engines, propellers and fuel status to help make sure that the flight is running smoothly and that no mechanical issues are present. The engineer answers questions and responds to concerns from the captain, including providing advice to the captain when the flight needs to be landed in an emergency situation. Additionally, flight engineers must properly document all checks and changes performed. Flight engineers may work on military or civilian flights, and some functions require the flight engineer to serve a dual duty as a first officer.


Flight Engineer Tasks

  • Maintain, clean, and perform checks on aircraft and associated equipment.
  • Maintain, organize, and keep inventory of airplane equipment, parts and logs.
  • Inspect and test aircraft according to standards and regulations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Flight Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Flight Engineer Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 100%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
medical benefits
Vision: 75%
dental benefits