$78,602
Avg. Salary
$50.18
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,543

Bonus

$2,440

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Aeronautical Engineer is $50.18 per hour.

The median Aeronautical Engineer has a base pay of $78,602. Salaries generally range from $56k to $141k. The median bonus is $2,543. Skills that can affect salary include Engineering Design, Matlab, AutoCAD, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Excel, CATIA, Avionics, Aeros, Test Engineering, Project Management, autodesk autocad, Controls, SolidWorks, Finite Element Analysis (FEA).
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$50.18
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$103.04
90%
MEDIAN $50.18
$56k
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50%
$141k
90%
MEDIAN $78,602
$56,236 - $141,479
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MEDIAN: $78,602
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$0$150K
Salary $56,236 - $141,479
Bonus $96.66 - $12,365
Profit Sharing $89.20 - $50,932
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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$57,220 - $150,679
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 455
Hourly Data $0$666
Hourly Rate $24.66 - $103
Hourly Tips $667
Overtime $17.45 - $74.63
Annual Data $0$150K
Bonus $96.66 - $12,365
Profit Sharing $89.20 - $50,932
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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$57,220 - $150,679
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 8 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 27

Job Description for Aeronautical Engineer

Most of the time, aeronautical engineers work for the government or defense contractors. Some positions require security clearance because they often work in facilities that require special access. Aerospace engineers design, maintain, and oversee the research and development of different types of aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, and missiles. In addition, they are required to test prototypes to make sure that they function in accordance with their intended plan and original design. Aeronautical engineers are involved in the manufacturing and testing of aircraft and aerospace products.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Aeronautical Engineer


For Aeronautical Engineers, comfortable salaries can be found at The Boeing Company; in fact, average earnings are around $136K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($72K versus $165K) is great.

Common Career Paths for Aeronautical Engineer


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Aeronautical Engineer Job Listings

Popular Skills for Aeronautical Engineer


Aeronautical Engineers seem to require a rather large skill set. Most notably, skills in Project Management, Test Engineering, Finite Element Analysis, and Aeros are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include autodesk autocad, SolidWorks, and AutoCAD. Most people who know Engineering Design also know Microsoft Office, Avionics, and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Aeronautical Engineer

Pay by Experience for an Aeronautical Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Aeronautical Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $72,000 based on 182 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Aeronautical Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $88,000 based on 62 salaries. An experienced Aeronautical Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 47 salaries. An Aeronautical Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $123,000 based on 26 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $80,485

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For those looking to make money, Aeronautical Engineers in New York enjoy an exceptional pay rate, 74 percent above the national average. Aeronautical Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Dayton (+30 percent), Houston (+15 percent), Seattle (+8 percent), and Los Angeles (+7 percent). With compensation 19 percent below the national average, Fort Worth is not known for hefty paychecks and actually represents the lowest-paying market. Below-median salaries also turn up in Lexington Park and San Diego (13 percent lower and 7 percent lower, respectively).

Aeronautical Engineer Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Aeronautical Engineer?

Aeronautical Engineer in Palmdale:
"Find a Prof that you want, and needs your help."
Find a professor or professional advisor that can offer you experience in a project. This can give you the opportunity to benefit from experience of looking over the professor's shoulder, even if it means a bit of mind-numbing tasks like data entry or filing. Ask that mentor if you can take part in planning their experimental plans & designs. Understand that they may push back if you have no experience if their area; however, if you and your professor can teach yourself the design of experiments, and apply that to your coursework, balancing that your interests in technology development and experimentation can put you on a quick path to advancing your field of science or engineering.

Aeronautical Engineer in finland:
"Its time waste."
Pros: I like work because I have no feelings of dreams.
Cons: Most hours I dont like it to work because I love to spend my time with my family.

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Key Stats for Aeronautical Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.
Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
11%

Experience Affects Aeronautical Engineer Salaries

▲53%

▲26%

▲9%

National Average
$80,000

▼10%

Skills That Affect Aeronautical Engineer Salaries


National Average
$80,000

Test Engineering
▼1%

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
▼1%

▼2%


▼5%

▼5%


▼6%


▼9%

▼15%

autodesk autocad
▼15%

SolidWorks
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 37 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
13%
20 years or more
11%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 7%