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Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Salary

Pay for Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers in the United States sits in the ballpark of $80K per year. Compensation ranges from $54K on the lower end to $125K per year on the higher end. In the world of Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers, overall cash allowance can occasionally include more than $9K from bonuses and, in some exceptional cases, $7K from profit sharing, causing incomes to vary widely between $54K and $125K. For the most part, Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Men make up the vast majority of Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers (85 percent) who took the survey. Medical and dental benefits are awarded to almost all, and the greater part earn vision coverage. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$58,033 - $123,430
(Median)
$58K
$80K
$120K
MEDIAN: $80,141
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$20.30 - $49.19
(Median)
$20
$31
$49
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary 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
Salary
$58,033 - $123,430  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,060  
Profit Sharing
$404.06 - $6,896  
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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$53,752 - $125,495  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 351
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.30 - $49.19  
   
Overtime
$29.36 - $59.53  
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.
)
$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,060  
   
Profit Sharing
$404.06 - $6,896  
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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$53,752 - $125,495  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 32

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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 may experience a large salary bump if they progress into a role such as Design Engineering Manager. The latter position pays an average of $102K annually.

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Popular Skills for Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace


Survey results suggest that Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers use a fairly large toolkit of professional skills. Most notably, skills in System Integration, Program Management, Project Management, and Product Development 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 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.


Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $66K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $80K. Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $96K. 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 $108K on average.

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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
0%

National Average
$81,000

Product Development
up arrow 1%

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 4%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 114 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

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: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 7%
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