Flight Test Engineer Salary

The average salary for a Flight Test Engineer is $88,513 per year. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job.

$62,211 - $130,723
$62K
$89K
$130K
MEDIAN: $88,513
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50%
90%

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$28.38 - $79.46
$28
$31
$79
MEDIAN: $31.43
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,211 - $130,723  
   
Bonus
$592 - $7,704  
Profit Sharing
$500  
Total Pay (?
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$62,235 - $133,393  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 94
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$27$54$81
Hourly Rate
$28.38 - $79.46  
   
Overtime
$28.26 - $57.19  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$592 - $7,704  
   
Profit Sharing
$500  
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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$62,235 - $133,393  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 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

Pay by Experience for a Flight Test Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Flight Test Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 47 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Flight Test Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Flight Test Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 27 salaries. A Flight Test Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $129,000 based on 18 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $87,562

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Key Stats for Flight Test Engineer

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
17%
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Experience Affects Flight Test Engineer Salaries

▲47%

▲16%

▲13%

National Average
$88,000

▼22%

Skills That Affect Flight Test Engineer Salaries

Project Management
▲18%



National Average
$88,000

System Testing
▼3%

Data Analysis
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
18 %
Male
82 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 15%