Median pay for Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers in the United States is around $87K annually. In the world of Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $63K and $124K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $13K and $99K, respectively. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers. In this profession, nearly all enjoy medical and dental coverage, and the larger part have vision insurance, as well. Men account for the majority of Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers who responded to the questionnaire — 89 percent to be exact. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$61,739 - $119,853
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MEDIAN: $87,122
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,739 - $119,853  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,178  
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $98,633  
Total Pay (?
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$62,779 - $123,539  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 84
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$30.69  
   
Overtime
$37.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $13,178  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.00 - $98,633  
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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$62,779 - $123,539  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 7
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Job Description for Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace

Project engineers in aviation/aerospace are responsible for coordinating and completing aviation/aerospace projects for their organizations, including engineering efficient aviation systems, communication equipment, and aerospace machinery. They must work well in a team environment with other engineers to achieve all goals and resolve engineering problems in a timely manner.

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Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Tasks

  • 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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For Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers who go on to become Design Engineering Managers, career progression may result in slightly increased compensation. On average, a Design Engineering Manager earns $102K annually.

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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 Microsoft Word, Program Management, System Integration, 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, Product Development, and Project Management. 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, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. Average salaries for inexperienced employees average out to around $70K, but folks who have five to 10 years of experience earn a higher median of $81K. Professionals who spend a good 10 to 20 years in the workforce haul in an average of $101K. Individuals who have achieved more than 20 years of experience don't seem to earn any more than people who have 10 to 20 years under their belts.

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Experience Affects Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Salaries



National Average
$90,000



Skills That Affect Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Salaries

Microsoft Word
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National Average
$90,000

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Microsoft Excel
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Windows Operating System General Use
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
11 %
Male
89 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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