Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Pay for Aviation Project Engineers increases steadily with experience. Standard salaries begin at $66K and can reach $79K after five to 10 years. Those who spend a decent amount of time in this profession—one to two decades—usually make about $100K. Aviation Project Engineers who stay in the field for several decades see their salaries grow less quickly after 20 years, with incomes eventually hovering around $113K. Experienced employees who have 10-20 years of experience make up about one in five of the workforce; inexperienced individuals who have been working for less than one year comprise 6 percent, and senior people with more than 20 years under their belt fill out the remaining around one in five. More than half of the workforce has between one and nine years of experience.