Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Salary

Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers in the United States pull down an average of $85K per year. Cash earnings for Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers — including $10K in bonuses and $7K in profit sharing proceeds near the top of the pay scale — generally stretch from $59K to $128K depending on individual performance. Among survey respondents, men are more common than women; 81 percent of Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers are male. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
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$60,407 - $124,641
(Median)
$60K
$85K
$120K
MEDIAN: $85,393
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50%
90%

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$15.32 - $48.97
(Median)
$15
$30
$49
MEDIAN: $30
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50%
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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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

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

  • 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 transition into new roles such as Design Engineering Manager may see a slight upturn in salary. The average Design Engineering Manager earns $102K per year.

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Popular Skills for Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace


Survey results suggest that Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in System Integration, Microsoft Word, Program Management, and Project Management 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 Office, and Microsoft Excel. 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.


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $66K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $83K. Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $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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