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The average salary for an Experienced Aerospace Engineer is $110,052.
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What Do Aerospace Engineers Do?

The top respondents for the job title Aerospace Engineer are from the companies The Boeing Company, Northrop Grumman Corporation and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Reported salaries are highest at Lockheed Martin Corp where the average pay is $129,808. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and Northrop Grumman Corporation, earning around $126,000 and $125,006, respectively. The Boeing Company pays the lowest at around $105,386. Bell Helicopter Textron Inc. and Pratt and Whitney also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $106,722 and $110,553, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Aerospace Engineers?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Aerospace Engineers?

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 $69,205 based on 665 salaries. An early career Aerospace Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,635 based on 1,789 salaries. A mid-career Aerospace Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $92,778 based on 999 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $133,587.
Employees with Aerospace Engineer in their job title in El Segundo, California earn an average of 15.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (12.9% more) and Seattle, Washington (5.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (13.8% less) and Los Angeles, California (5.8% less).

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