$72,469
Avg. Salary
$29.88
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$2,478

Bonus

$2,125

Profit Sharing

$10,000

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Aerospace Engineer is $29.88 per hour.

The average pay for an Aerospace Engineer is $72,469 per year.

$15.94
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$29.88
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$49.80
90%
MEDIAN $29.88
$57k
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$99k
90%
MEDIAN $72,469
$57,110 - $98,765
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MEDIAN: $72,469
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$0$101K
Salary $57,110 - $98,765
Bonus $336 - $9,592
Profit Sharing $204 - $20,426
Commission $10,000
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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$56,147 - $101,124
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 2,630
Hourly Data $0$55
Hourly Rate $15.94 - $49.80
Overtime $16.41 - $55.39
Annual Data $0$101K
Bonus $336 - $9,592
Commission $10,000
Profit Sharing $204 - $20,426
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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$56,147 - $101,124
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 236

Job Description for Aerospace Engineer

Aerospace engineers design aircraft, spacecraft, missiles, and satellites. They receive proposals for projects and evaluate them for a variety of factors. Aerospace engineers can develop new technologies in these fields, designing new types of aerospace products. They must determine if the proposed project will be technically possible, financially possible, and safe. They will determine if the product meets the needs of the customer, can surpass environmental challenges, and can meet engineering principles. Once they have approved a project, they are in charge of coordinating the design and manufacturing of the product. They will also direct the final testing of the product and ensure that the project meets the proper quality standards. If there is a malfunction or damage in a product, they must identify the problem and any possible solutions.

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Aerospace Engineer Tasks
  • Perform a variety of engineering work in designing, constructing, and testing aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft.
  • May recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques.
  • May conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture.

Popular Employer Salaries for Aerospace Engineer


The Boeing Company, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Spacex, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and Lockheed Martin Corp are some prominent firms with considerable interest in employing a large team of Entry-Level Aerospace Engineers. For Entry-Level Aerospace Engineers, comfortable salaries can be found at Spacex; in fact, average earnings are around $94K, the highest in the area, though the difference in the company's lowest and highest employee paychecks ($70K versus $139K) is great. Also paying near the top of the field are Jet Propulsion Laboratory at $82K, Northrop Grumman Corporation at $81K, and General Electric (GE) Aviation, where Entry-Level Aerospace Engineers annually earn $77K.

Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR), Lockheed Martin Corp and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are three other employers with a reputation for below-average pay, showing salaries around $64K, $65K, and $67K.

Aerospace Engineer Job Listings

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $73,084

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

El Segundo is home to an above-average pay rate for Entry-Level Aerospace Engineers, 18 percent higher than the national average. Entry-Level Aerospace Engineers can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Everett (+9 percent), Los Angeles (+9 percent), Boston (+8 percent), and Seattle (+8 percent). Dallas is home to the smallest salaries in the field, lagging the national average by 20 percent. Below-median salaries also turn up in Wichita and Fort Worth (16 percent lower and 6 percent lower, respectively).

Key Stats for Aerospace Engineer

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 313 votes.
Less than 1 year
23%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
15%

Skills That Affect Aerospace Engineer Salaries




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National Average
$73,000

C++
▼2%

C++ Programming Language
▼2%




▼3%

autodesk autocad
▼4%

▼9%

▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 313 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
no benefits
None: 8%