Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Salary

Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers in the United States pull down an average of $80K per year. Pay generally varies between $54K and $124K per year. In the world of Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers, overall income ranges from $54K near the bottom to $124K at the top; this can include more than $9K from bonuses and more than $7K from profit sharing in exceptional cases. Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers who took the survey are largely men, dominating at 84 percent. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. Most Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers report high levels of job satisfaction. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$58,129 - $122,666
(Median)
$58K
$80K
$120K
MEDIAN: $79,874
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$20.07 - $48.81
(Median)
$20
$32
$49
MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,129 - $122,666  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,909  
Profit Sharing
$397.32 - $6,971  
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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$54,256 - $124,337  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 285
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 (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,909  
   
Profit Sharing
$397.32 - $6,971  
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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$54,256 - $124,337  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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.

Common Career Paths for Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace


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As Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers transition into upper-level roles such as Design Engineering Manager, they may see a strong upturn in salary. Design Engineering Managers earn $102K on average per year.

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Popular Skills for Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace


Survey results suggest that Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers put a wide range of professional skills to use. Most notably, skills in System Integration, Program Management, Project Management, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Windows Operating System General Use, Microsoft Office, and Microsoft Word. It is often found that people who know Engineering Design are also skilled 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 who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $65K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $79K. For Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $96K. 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 15%

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 3%

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 79 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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