The average salary for an Aerospace Engineer with Microsoft Word skills is $82,305.
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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…Read more
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 Northrop Grumman Corporation, The Boeing Company and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Reported salaries are highest at Space Systems/Loral where the average pay is $100,000. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Northrop Grumman Corporation, earning around $99,197. Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) pays the lowest at around $83,046. The Boeing Company also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $89,623.
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Popular Skills for Aerospace Engineer
Skills in Engineering Design, Technical Analysis and Systems Engineering are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include 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 $62,358 based on 29 salaries. An early career Aerospace Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $72,998 based on 130 salaries. A mid-career Aerospace Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,700 based on 75 salaries. An experienced Aerospace Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $109,638 based on 56 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $140,217.
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Employees with Aerospace Engineer in their job title in Fort Worth, Texas earn an average of 57.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (57.9% more) and Los Angeles, California (14.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Huntsville, Alabama (12.7% less), Wichita, Kansas (10.9% less) and San Diego, California (8.3% less).
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