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Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Salary

Average Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers in the United States make around $80K per year. Earnings generally vary between $55K and $126K per year. In the world of Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $55K and $126K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $9K and $8K, respectively. There are far more male Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers survey respondents than women, making up 86 percent. Almost all enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and the greater part get vision benefits. Work is enjoyable for Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$58,211 - $123,658
(Median)
$58K
$80K
$120K
MEDIAN: $80,120
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$20.37 - $49.12
(Median)
$20
$30
$49
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,211 - $123,658  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,940  
Profit Sharing
$408.51 - $7,757  
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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$54,528 - $125,740  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 383
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.37 - $49.12  
   
Overtime
$29.59 - $59.01  
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 - $8,940  
   
Profit Sharing
$408.51 - $7,757  
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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$54,528 - $125,740  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 33

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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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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


Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers report using a wide range of professional skills. Most notably, skills in System Integration, Program Management, Project Management, and Engineering Design 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. Most people skilled in Engineering Design are similarly competent in Product Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $66K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $79K on average. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $97K in this role. 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 $108K.

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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 16%

Program Management
up arrow 8%

Project Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$81,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 1%

Product Development
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 4%

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 129 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 88%
vision benefits Vision: 69% employee benefits None: 7%