Average Aerospace Engineer Salary in Denver, Colorado

$85,810
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$3,059
Bonus
$3,500
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The average salary for an Aerospace Engineer in Denver, Colorado is $85,810.
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$62k
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$86k
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$133k
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MEDIAN $85,810
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Salary
$62k - $133k
Bonus
$1k - $10k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $4k
Total Pay
$62k - $143k

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Job Description for Aerospace Engineer

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 top respondents for the job title Aerospace Engineer are from the companies United Launch Alliance, Lockheed Martin Corp and Sierra Nevada Corp.. Reported salaries are highest at Sierra Nevada Corp. where the average pay is $90,289. United Launch Alliance pays the lowest at around $71,886.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Aerospace Engineer. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Aerospace Engineer
Senior Systems Engineer
Aerospace Systems Engineer
Senior Mechanical Engineer
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Popular Skills for Aerospace Engineer

Skills in Technical Analysis, Systems Engineering and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Engineering Design and Matlab.

Pay by Experience Level for Aerospace Engineer

An entry-level Aerospace Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $67,073 based on 14 salaries. An early career Aerospace Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $73,303 based on 39 salaries. A mid-career Aerospace Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $91,618 based on 27 salaries. An experienced Aerospace Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $117,574 based on 15 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $133,212.
Employees with Aerospace Engineer in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 6.4% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (3.0% more) and Seattle, Washington (2.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Huntsville, Alabama (6.7% less), San Diego, California (4.1% less) and Houston, Texas (3.1% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 109 survey responses.
Entry Level
12.8%
Early Career
35.8%
Mid Career
24.8%
Experienced
13.8%
Late Career
12.8%

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