Flight Test Engineer Salary

The average salary for a Flight Test Engineer is $85,241 per year. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job.

$63,233 - $128,305
$63K
$85K
$130K
MEDIAN: $85,241
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50%
90%

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$28.38 - $79.46
$28
$31
$79
MEDIAN: $31.43
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$63,233 - $128,305  
   
Bonus
$604 - $7,549  
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$62,952 - $129,890  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 109
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$28.38 - $79.46  
   
Overtime
$20.00 - $56.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$604 - $7,549  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,000  
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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$62,952 - $129,890  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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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

  • Test new aircraft components, equipment, and aircraft models.
  • Develop mathematically-driven improvements based on performance and customer and safety requirements.
  • 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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Flight Test Engineer

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

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Key Stats for Flight Test Engineer

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Flight Test Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
▲50%

Experienced
▲18%

Mid-Career
▲14%

National Average
$85,000

Entry-Level
▼17%

Skills That Affect Flight Test Engineer Salaries

Project Management
▲22%



System Testing
▼0%

National Average
$85,000

Data Analysis
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 13%
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