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.