Flight Test Engineer Salary (United States)

A Flight Test Engineer earns an average salary of $79,593 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job. A skill in Test Engineering is associated with high pay for this job.
Flight Test Engineer Total Pay (?
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$58,185 - $115,125
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MEDIAN: $79,593
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National Salary Data

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$58,185 - $115,125  
   
Bonus
$19.27 - $5,208  
Profit Sharing
$1,200 - $4,913  
Total Pay (?
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$58,042 - $118,219  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 84
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Job Description for Flight Test Engineer

  • Collaborate with other flight test engineers to generate reports and deliver findings.
  • Analyze the design, performance, and testing data to identify areas of weakness and pinpoint improvement strategies.
  • Test new aircraft components, equipment, and aircraft models.
  • Develop mathematically-driven improvements based on performance and customer and safety requirements.
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Pay by Experience Level for Flight Test Engineer

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Experience Affects Flight Test Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 51%
Experienced
up arrow 29%
Mid-Career
up arrow 7%
National Average
$81,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Skills That Affect Flight Test Engineer Salaries

Test Engineering
up arrow 12%
Test Planning
up arrow 10%
System Testing
up arrow 4%
National Average
$81,000

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Gender

Female
13%
female alumni
 
Male
87%
male alumni

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 6%
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