Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Salary

Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers in the United States take home approximately $80K per year on average. Compensation ranges between $55K and $125K per year. Total cash compensation for Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers runs from $55K to $125K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $9K and profit sharing that can reach almost $7K. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The vast majority of Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers (84 percent) survey respondents are men. The majority of Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$58,167 - $123,187

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$20.66 - $48.89

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,167 - $123,187  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,156  
Profit Sharing
$395.94 - $6,988  
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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$54,748 - $125,371  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 276
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.66 - $48.89  
   
Overtime
$23.00 - $61.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,156  
   
Profit Sharing
$395.94 - $6,988  
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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$54,748 - $125,371  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 28
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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 who go on to become Design Engineering Managers may see their salaries climb quite a bit. Median pay for Design Engineering Managers is $102K annually.

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Popular Skills for Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace


Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers seem to require a number of specific skills. Most notably, skills in System Integration, Program Management, Project Management, and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word. Most people experienced in Engineering Design also know 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 seems to be a major factor in determining the incomes of Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $65K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $80K. Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $97K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn much more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts; the more senior group reports an average income of $105K.

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Experience Affects Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Salaries



National Average
$82,000



Skills That Affect Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Salaries

System Integration
up arrow 17%

Program Management
up arrow 8%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$82,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Product Development
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 74 votes.

Gender

Female
16 %
Male
84 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 7%
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