Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Salary

Average Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers in the United States make around $85K per year. Including potential for bonuses and profit sharing — peaking near $10K and $7K, respectively — total cash payment to Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers can bottom out near $59K or peak near $128K depending on individual performance. Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 81 percent. Job satisfaction for Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers is high. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$60,407 - $124,641
(Median)
$60K
$85K
$120K
MEDIAN: $85,393
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90%

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$15.32 - $48.97
(Median)
$15
$30
$49
MEDIAN: $30
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$60,407 - $124,641  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,899  
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $7,008  
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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$59,478 - $127,566  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 190
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$33$66$99
Hourly Rate
$15.32 - $48.97  
   
Overtime
$0.21 - $97.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$70K$140K$210K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,899  
   
Profit Sharing
$201.34 - $7,008  
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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$59,478 - $127,566  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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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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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 $102K annually on average.

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Popular Skills for Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace


Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in System Integration, Microsoft Word, Program Management, and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Excel. Those familiar with Engineering Design also tend to 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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $66K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $83K. Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $98K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $102K on average.

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Experience Affects Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Salaries



National Average
$87,000



Skills That Affect Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Salaries

System Integration
up arrow 11%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 2%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

Program Management
up arrow 1%

Engineering Design
0%

National Average
$87,000

Product Development
up arrow 1%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 7%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 14%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
19 %
Male
81 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 85%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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