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Flight Test Engineer Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Flight Test Engineer is $80,585 per year. People in this job generally don't have more than 20 years' experience. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Flight Test Engineer Salary (?
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$56,861 - $113,309
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $80,585
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Flight Test Engineer Salary (?
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$14.79 - $89.40
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MEDIAN: $35.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$56,861 - $113,309  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,138  
Profit Sharing
$1,221 - $5,042  
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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$56,282 - $117,009  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 96
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$14.79 - $89.40  
   
Overtime
$27.05 - $73.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,138  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,221 - $5,042  
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).
)
$56,282 - $117,009  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | 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
  • 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

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

Pay Difference By Location

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Seattle
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National Average
$82,000
Wichita
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Experience Affects Flight Test Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 52%
Experienced
up arrow 27%
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
National Average
$82,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Flight Test Engineer Salaries

System Testing
up arrow 4%
Test Planning
up arrow 3%
National Average
$82,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
10%
female alumni
 
Male
90%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
9%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
9%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 7%