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Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Salary (United States)

The average Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineer in the United States earns approximately $79K annually. Pay ranges from $55K on the low end to $124K per year on the high end. Cash earnings of Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers can occasionally include $9K each in bonuses and profit sharing proceeds; this strong performance component causes pay grades to stretch from approximately $55K to almost $124K. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and a solid majority earn dental coverage. The vast majority (87 percent) of Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers are male. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Salary (?
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$57,722 - $121,041
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $79,337
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Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Salary (?
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$19.26 - $50.53
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National Salary Data

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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,722 - $121,041  
   
Bonus
$175.17 - $8,649  
Profit Sharing
$592 - $8,243  
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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$54,591 - $124,155  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 583
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.26 - $50.53  
   
Overtime
$29.02 - $60.23  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$175.17 - $8,649  
   
Profit Sharing
$592 - $8,243  
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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$54,591 - $124,155  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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Job Description for Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace

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

Common Career Paths for Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace

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Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers may go on to top-notch roles like Design Engineering Manager, where median pay is $102K annually.

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Popular Skills for Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace

Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in System Integration, Program Management, Project Management, and Product Development are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel. For most people, competency in Engineering Design indicates knowledge of Product Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience is an important factor influencing the compensation of Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $66K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $79K. Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $97K. Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers with more than 20 years of experience report incomes that are only modestly higher; the median for these old hands hovers around $113K. Most employees in this workforce have between one and nine years of experience; a little more than half of those surveyed fall within this distribution. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up just over one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise less than 10 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining approximately one in five.

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Experience Affects Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%
National Average
$80,000

Skills That Affect Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Salaries

System Integration
up arrow 14%
Program Management
up arrow 11%
Project Management
up arrow 2%
Engineering Design
0%
Product Development
0%
National Average
$80,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 241 votes.

Gender

Female
13%
female alumni
 
Male
87%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 7%