Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Salary

A sizeable majority of Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $85K annually. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $13K and $99K, respectively — total cash payment to Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers can bottom out near $64K or peak near $127K depending on individual performance. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$62,882 - $121,993
$63K
$85K
$120K
MEDIAN: $84,774
10%
50%
90%

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$22.50 - $33.25
$30
MEDIAN: $30.29
50%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$62,882 - $121,993  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,277  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $98,633  
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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$63,515 - $127,192  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$30.29  
   
Overtime
$30.72  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,277  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $98,633  
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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$63,515 - $127,192  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9
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Job Description for Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace

Project engineers in aviation/aerospace are responsible for coordinating and completing aviation/aerospace projects for their organizations, including engineering efficient aviation systems, communication equipment, and aerospace machinery. They must work well in a team environment with other engineers to achieve all goals and resolve engineering problems in a timely manner.

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Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Tasks

  • Utilize engineering knowledge for project management; estimate timelines and schedules; anticipate risks and costs related to the technical aspects of the project.
  • Coordinate and communicate between various areas; supervise and train project staff as needed.
  • Plan and organize technical projects from conception to completion.

Common Career Paths for Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace


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As Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers make advancements in their career path to positions such as Design Engineering Manager, their salaries may climb. Design Engineering Managers make $103K annually on average.

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Popular Skills for Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace


Survey results suggest that Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Word, System Integration, Program Management, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that are correlated to lower pay, on the other hand, include Product Development, Windows Operating System General Use, and Engineering Design. It is often found that people who know Engineering Design are also skilled in Product Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace

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


For many Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $69K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $81K on average. Experienced professionals — those with 10 to 20 years in the field — see salaries in the six-figure territory, securing around $104K on average. Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are no higher than those with 10 to 20 years on the job.

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Key Stats for Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Salaries

▲19%

▲19%

National Average
$87,000

▼7%

▼21%

Skills That Affect Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Salaries

Microsoft Word
▲6%


Program Management
▲1%

National Average
$87,000





Windows Operating System General Use
▼15%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 90%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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