The average pay for a Propulsion Engineer is $83,192 per year. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career. A skill in Matlab is associated with high pay for this job.

$67,371 - $120,534
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MEDIAN: $83,191
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$67,371 - $120,534  
   
Bonus
$514 - $7,748  
Profit Sharing
$13,970  
Total Pay (?
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$66,607 - $121,891  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 119
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$28.73  
   
Overtime
$26.00 - $70.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$514 - $7,748  
   
Profit Sharing
$13,970  
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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$66,607 - $121,891  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 6
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Job Description for Propulsion Engineer

Propulsion engineers strive to improve the performance and reliability of rocket motors, jet engines, and compressors. These engineers work primarily in the aerospace industry to design propulsion systems and parts such as propellant systems, engines, pumps, pressurization tanks, and control systems.

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Experience Affects Propulsion Engineer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 38%

Late-Career
up arrow 35%

Mid-Career
up arrow 15%

National Average
$85,000


Skills That Affect Propulsion Engineer Salaries

Matlab
up arrow 10%

Engineering Design
up arrow 3%

Systems Engineering
0%

Test Engineering
0%

National Average
$85,000

Technical Analysis
up arrow 2%

Computer Aided Design (CAD)
up arrow 4%

ANSYS Simulation Software
up arrow 9%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
11%
1-4 years
49%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
6%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 98%
dental benefits
Dental: 95%
medical benefits
Vision: 87%
dental benefits
None:
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