Experienced Program Manager, Aviation / Aerospace Salary

On average, Experienced Aviation Program Managers earn six-figure salaries ($119K) annually, making for a very well-paid profession. Total incomes of Experienced Aviation Program Managers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $20K from bonuses and close to $12K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $80K and $161K. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by the specific employer. Work is enjoyable for Experienced Aviation Program Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$79,119 - $154,017
$79K
$120K
$150K
MEDIAN: $118,831
10%
50%
90%

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$39.00 - $74.19
$59
MEDIAN: $59.07
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Salary
$79,119 - $154,017  
   
Bonus
$990 - $19,975  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,164  
Total Pay (?
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$79,958 - $161,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 407
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$30$60$90
Hourly Rate
$59.07  
   
Overtime
$61.04  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$990 - $19,975  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $12,164  
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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$79,958 - $161,151  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 5

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Northrop Grumman Corporation, Pratt and Whitney, Lockheed Martin Corp, L-3 Communications, and U.S. Air Force (USAF) are among the top companies that take on many Experienced Aviation Program Managers. For Experienced Aviation Program Managers, comfortable salaries can be found at L-3 Communications; in fact, median earnings sit around $153K, the highest in the area. Experienced Aviation Program Managers will also find cushy salaries at United Technologies Corporation (+$148K), Pratt and Whitney (+$146K), and Northrop Grumman Corporation (+$137K).

Employees at UTC Aerospace Systems, Raytheon Co., and Lockheed Martin Corp can also expect below-average earnings of $121K, $127K, and $130K.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $122,316

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Surpassing the national average by 28 percent, Experienced Aviation Program Managers in Los Angeles receive some of the highest pay in the country. Experienced Aviation Program Managers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Washington (+17 percent), Hartford (+14 percent), Boston (+10 percent), and San Diego (+8 percent). Experienced Aviation Program Managers in Tulsa earn salaries far below the national average by 25 percent, proving that geography overwhelmingly affects the pay scale for those in this field. Not at the bottom but still paying below the median are employers in Atlanta and Dallas (10 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Program Manager, Aviation / Aerospace

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.
10-19 years
80%
20 years or more
20%
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Skills That Affect Program Manager, Aviation / Aerospace Salaries


▲4%

People Management
▲4%



Microsoft Word
▲1%

Microsoft Project
▼0%

National Average
$122,000

Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
▼2%

Microsoft Excel
▼4%

Microsoft Office
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
21 %
Male
79 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 87%
vision benefits
Vision: 77%
no benefits
None: 6%