Average Salary for Cessna Aircraft Company Employees

Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., Cessna Aircraft Company offers a range of employment opportunities in the aviation & marine systems, from Mechanical Engineer to Aerospace Engineer. Employees at Cessna Aircraft Company make $59K per year on average. Your experience level primarily drives compensation; however, what you do at the company is also reported as a secondary influence on salary at Cessna Aircraft Company. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

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Cessna Aircraft Company Median Salary by Job


Mechanical Engineer
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Design Engineer
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Aerospace Engineer
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  • Updated: 08 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 25
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About This Company

Wichita, Kansas 


Aviation & Marine Systems


Cessna Aircraft

Source: Freebase

Years of Experience

For those with five to nine years of experience, average earnings amount to $70K annually. The greater proportion of employees (55 percent) report one to four years of experience and bring home median pay of about $60K per year.


Process Engineers earn the highest median pay at $62K annually, followed by Aerospace Engineers (around $60K), Design Engineers ($59K), and Mechanical Engineers (approximately $57K).

Certifications and Degrees

FAA Pilot Licensees receive bigger paychecks ($66K per year) than those without credentials. Bigger paychecks are awarded to Certified Six Sigma Green Belts with credentials; these people earn around $60K annually on average. Cessna Aircraft Company workers who hold a Bachelor of Engineering in Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE) are also well compensated, earning about $75K on average.


In this role, the best-paying skill appears to be Program Management; individuals who claim it among their capabilities enjoy a higher median salary of approximately $107K per year. It's pretty common to find people here who know Engineering Design; close to one-fourth consider it a key competency. Many workers usually know CATIA, Matlab, and Project Management as well.


The number of male employees who participated in the survey outweighs the number of women; the male-to-female ratio is more than 3 to 1.

Benefits and Perks

37 percent have paid vacation, and only about one in five workers can take paid time off for illness. To plan for old age, most employees maintain savings accounts through the company's 401(k) plan. Health insurance is part of the package for nearly all workers, and for most workers, dental coverage is too. Additional benefits of working here are tuition reimbursement, a casual working environment, flexible hours, and life insurance.

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Key Stats for Cessna Aircraft Company


17 %
83 %
$52,000 - $71,396

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more
$50,335 - $71,380
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering (BSME)

Popular Locations for Cessna Aircraft Company

  1. Wichita, Kansas

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