Average Early-Career Aerospace Engineer with Engineering Design Skills Salary in Los Angeles, California

$84,970
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$5,000
Bonus
$16,500
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The average salary for an Early-Career Aerospace Engineer with Engineering Design skills in Los Angeles, California is $84,970.
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MEDIAN $84,970
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Salary
$70k - $108k
Bonus
$255 - $15k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $17k
Total Pay
$68k - $112k

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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.

Career Paths

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

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 $73,926 based on 5 salaries. A mid-career Aerospace Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $95,260 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Aerospace Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $102,789 based on 12 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $154,851.
Employees with Aerospace Engineer in their job title in Atlanta, Georgia earn an average of 5.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Seattle, Washington (0.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Huntsville, Alabama (18.5% less), San Diego, California (13.6% less) and Denver, Colorado (11.8% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 58 survey responses.
Entry Level
8.6%
Mid Career
50.0%
Experienced
20.7%
Late Career
20.7%

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