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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 annually. Earnings sit near $55K on the lower side but can approach $125K per year on the higher side. Total cash earnings of Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers range from $55K on the low end to $125K on the high end; the final amount can include bonuses and profit sharing proceeds that occasionally exceed $9K and $7K, respectively. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. In this profession, nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage, and the larger part have vision insurance, as well. Men make up the vast majority of Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers (85 percent) who took the survey. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$58,279 - $122,589
(Median)
$58K
$80K
$120K
MEDIAN: $80,308
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$20.23 - $49.27
(Median)
$20
$32
$49
MEDIAN: $32.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,279 - $122,589  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,102  
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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$54,501 - $124,625  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 328
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$20.23 - $49.27  
   
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.
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,102  
   
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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$54,501 - $124,625  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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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 who transition into a Design Engineering Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $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 Product Development are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Windows Operating System General Use and Microsoft Office. Those educated in Engineering Design tend to be well versed 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.


For many Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers, more experience generally translates to higher pay. 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. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $107K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Salaries



National Average
$82,000



Skills That Affect Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Salaries

System Integration
up arrow 15%

Program Management
up arrow 8%

Project Management
0%

National Average
$82,000

Engineering Design
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Excel
up arrow 2%

Product Development
up arrow 2%

Microsoft Word
up arrow 3%

Microsoft Office
up arrow 5%

Windows Operating System General Use
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 107 votes.

Gender

Female
15 %
Male
85 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 7%
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