Average Aerospace Engineer Salary in Chicago, Illinois

$70,485
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$1,200
Bonus
$650
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The average salary for an Aerospace Engineer in Chicago, Illinois is $70,485.
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$51k
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MEDIAN $70,485
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Salary
$51k - $104k
Bonus
$550 - $5k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $650
Total Pay
$54k - $104k

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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.

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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 $65,672 based on 10 salaries. An early career Aerospace Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $68,954 based on 20 salaries. A mid-career Aerospace Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,844 based on 10 salaries. An experienced Aerospace Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $100,000 based on 5 salaries.
Employees with Aerospace Engineer in their job title in Washington, District of Columbia earn an average of 31.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (25.6% more) and Seattle, Washington (24.7% more).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 45 survey responses.
Entry Level
22.2%
Early Career
44.4%
Mid Career
22.2%
Experienced
11.1%

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