Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Salary

Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers in the United States pull down an average of $80K annually. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $54K and $125K per year. Total incomes of Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers incorporate potential for, in a few cases, more than $9K from bonuses and close to $7K from profit sharing; these performance components cause packages to range between $54K and $125K. Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 84 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. Most Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers like their work and job satisfaction is high. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$58,242 - $123,072
(Median)
$58K
$80K
$120K
MEDIAN: $79,972
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$20.07 - $48.81
(Median)
$20
$32
$49
MEDIAN: $32.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,242 - $123,072  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,192  
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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$54,403 - $125,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 278
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.07 - $48.81  
   
Overtime
$23.00 - $61.85  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,192  
   
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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$54,403 - $125,200  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 29
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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.

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Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers' salaries may rise greatly for those who assume a higher-end position such as a Design Engineering Manager. The average Design Engineering Manager brings home $102K per year.

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Popular Skills for Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace


Overall, survey participants reported applying a fair number of skills to their work. Most notably, skills in System Integration, Program Management, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel 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 Word. The majority of those who know 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. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $79K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $65K. Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers see a median salary of $97K after reaching one to two decades on the job. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $105K.

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Experience Affects Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Salaries



National Average
$81,000



Skills That Affect Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Salaries

System Integration
up arrow 17%

Program Management
up arrow 8%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$81,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Product Development
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 76 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: 92% dental benefits Dental: 86%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 7%
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