Average Aerospace Engineer with Systems Engineering Skills Salary

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The average salary for an Aerospace Engineer with Systems Engineering skills is $87,038.
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$64k - $139k
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$484 - $16k
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$64k - $145k

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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.
The top respondents for the job title Aerospace Engineer are from the companies The Boeing Company, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and Northrop Grumman Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) where the average pay is $119,407. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Aerospace Corporation, The and General Electric (GE) Aviation, earning around $107,708 and $96,924, respectively. Lockheed Martin Corp pays the lowest at around $75,076. U.S. Air Force (USAF) and Northrop Grumman Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $78,651 and $88,237, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Aerospace Engineer

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

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 $69,574 based on 95 salaries. An early career Aerospace Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,625 based on 329 salaries. A mid-career Aerospace Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,852 based on 221 salaries. An experienced Aerospace Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $114,834 based on 147 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $144,686.
Employees with Aerospace Engineer in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 22.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (15.4% more) and Houston, Texas (9.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Huntsville, Alabama (10.8% less), San Diego, California (3.7% less) and Denver, Colorado (1.3% less).

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