Median pay for Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers in the United States lies in the neighborhood of $83K annually. Overall cash earnings for Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers stretch from $62K on the lower end to $126K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $13K from bonuses and $99K from profit sharing. Career duration is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a majority collect vision insurance. The vast majority of Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers (88 percent) who took the survey are men. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$60,814 - $121,644
$61K
$83K
$120K
MEDIAN: $83,011
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$22.50 - $33.25
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,814 - $121,644  
   
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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$61,652 - $125,828  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 82
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$30.29  
   
Overtime
$37.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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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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$61,652 - $125,828  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 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


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


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $69K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $81K. Between 10 and 20 years, pay surpasses six figures; at this stage, the average professional scores around $104K. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $102K.

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Key Stats for Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Salaries



National Average
$86,000



Skills That Affect Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Salaries

Microsoft Word
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Program Management
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National Average
$86,000

Microsoft Excel
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 89%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 4%
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