Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Salary (United States)

Yearly pay for Aviation Project Engineers in the United States typically comes in around $80,406 annually. The range in pay spans from $54,591 to $124,155 per year. Almost all employees enjoy medical while a solid majority get dental coverage in this occupation. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. The vast majority (87 percent) of Aviation Project Engineers are male. Work is enjoyable for Aviation Project Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Salary (?
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$57,722 - $121,041
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $79,337
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Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Salary (?
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$19.26 - $50.53
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$57,722 - $121,041  
   
Bonus
$175.17 - $8,649  
Profit Sharing
$592 - $8,243  
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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$54,591 - $124,155  
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Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 583
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$19.26 - $50.53  
   
Overtime
$29.02 - $60.23  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$175.17 - $8,649  
   
Profit Sharing
$592 - $8,243  
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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$54,591 - $124,155  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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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 Project Engineers transition into upper-level roles, they may see a strong upturn in salary. For instance, a Design Engineering Manager may earn an extra $21K per year than his or her lower-level colleagues.

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Popular Skills for Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace

Survey results suggest that Aviation Project Engineers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. System Integration and Program Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 14 percent and 11 percent respectively. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft Excel. Most people 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.
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.

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Experience Affects Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 21%
National Average
$80,000

Skills That Affect Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Salaries

System Integration
up arrow 14%
Program Management
up arrow 11%
Project Management
up arrow 2%
Engineering Design
0%
Product Development
0%
National Average
$80,000
Microsoft Office
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%
Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%
Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 241 votes.

Gender

Female
13%
female alumni
 
Male
87%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 7%
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