Average Aerospace Engineer with Engineering Design Skills Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

$91,000
Avg. SalaryShow Hourly Rate
$986
Bonus
$400
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The average salary for an Aerospace Engineer with Engineering Design skills in Washington, District of Columbia is $91,000.
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$66k
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$91k
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$153k
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MEDIAN $91,000
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Salary
$66k - $153k
Bonus
$425 - $1k
Profit Sharing
$0 - $400
Total Pay
$67k - $152k

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

Pay by Experience Level for Aerospace Engineer

An early career Aerospace Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $76,485 based on 14 salaries. A mid-career Aerospace Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $83,362 based on 5 salaries. An experienced Aerospace Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $121,590 based on 7 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $151,565.
Employees with Aerospace Engineer in their job title in Atlanta, Georgia earn an average of 5.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Houston, Texas (4.7% more) and Seattle, Washington (2.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Huntsville, Alabama (16.5% less), San Diego, California (16.5% less) and Cincinnati, Ohio (3.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 31 survey responses.
Early Career
45.2%
Mid Career
16.1%
Experienced
22.6%
Late Career
16.1%

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