Average Aerospace Engineer with Engineering Design Skills Salary

$83,189
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$2,989
Bonus
$9,000
Commission
$2,969
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The average salary for an Aerospace Engineer with Engineering Design skills is $83,189.
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$61k
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$83k
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$129k
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MEDIAN $83,189
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United States (change)
Salary
$61k - $129k
Bonus
$496 - $10k
Profit Sharing
$254 - $16k
Commission
$0 - $9k
Total Pay
$61k - $136k

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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 Lockheed Martin Corp. Reported salaries are highest at National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) where the average pay is $98,357. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include General Electric Co (GE) and Spacex, earning around $96,478 and $92,108, respectively. Lockheed Martin Corp pays the lowest at around $74,336. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) and Northrop Grumman Corporation also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $77,383 and $86,347, respectively.

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
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Aerospace Engineer

Skills in Technical Analysis and Systems Engineering are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office 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 $66,584 based on 182 salaries. An early career Aerospace Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,202 based on 564 salaries. A mid-career Aerospace Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $88,980 based on 382 salaries. An experienced Aerospace Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $106,109 based on 210 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $139,584.
Employees with Aerospace Engineer in their job title in Houston, Texas earn an average of 14.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (12.2% more) and Los Angeles, California (11.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Huntsville, Alabama (8.7% less) and San Diego, California (8.7% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 1,478 survey responses.
Entry Level
12.3%
Early Career
38.2%
Mid Career
25.8%
Experienced
14.2%
Late Career
9.5%

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