Flight Test Engineer Salary

A Flight Test Engineer earns an average salary of $84,533 per year.

$61,238 - $112,440

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$61,238 - $112,440  
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$60,359 - $118,621  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Sep 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 129
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Job Description for Flight Test Engineer

Flight test engineers are responsible for multiple aspects of the maintenance and use of aircraft. They monitor nearly every aspect of flight, including space flight, rotary wing flight (helicopters), and fixed-wing flight. They also monitor pilots closely and work with them to ensure a safe and smooth flight for the passengers.


Flight Test Engineer Tasks

  • 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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Experience Affects Flight Test Engineer Salaries

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Skills That Affect Flight Test Engineer Salaries

System Testing

National Average

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.


11 %
89 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 8%