The average salary for an Experienced Aerospace Engineer with Engineering Design skills is $108,488.
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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.
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Popular Skills for Aerospace Engineer
Skills in Technical Analysis, Systems Engineering, Matlab and Project Management are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office.
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 $67,382 based on 193 salaries. An early career Aerospace Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $76,848 based on 577 salaries. A mid-career Aerospace Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $89,493 based on 395 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $142,177.
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Employees with Aerospace Engineer in their job title in El Segundo, California earn an average of 17.5% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Washington, District of Columbia (10.1% more) and Huntsville, Alabama (5.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Seattle, Washington (8.8% less), Fort Worth, Texas (8.8% less) and Los Angeles, California (7.0% less).
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