Flight Test Engineer Salary

A Flight Test Engineer earns an average salary of $84,783 per year.

$61,546 - $115,320
(Median)
$62K
$85K
$120K
MEDIAN: $84,783
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$14.90 - $88.08
(Median)
$15
$38
$88
MEDIAN: $38.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,546 - $115,320  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,836  
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $8,109  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$60,750 - $120,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 132
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$14.90 - $88.08  
   
Overtime
$26.34 - $56.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,836  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,007 - $8,109  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$60,750 - $120,275  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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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.

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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

Late-Career
up arrow 38%

Experienced
up arrow 18%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

National Average
$86,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 13%

Skills That Affect Flight Test Engineer Salaries



National Average
$86,000

System Testing
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
29%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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