Average Early-Career Aerospace Engineer Salary in Washington, District of Columbia

$77,163
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$1,750
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The average salary for an Early-Career Aerospace Engineer in Washington, District of Columbia is $77,163.
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$65k
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$77k
90%
$111k
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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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Popular Skills for Aerospace Engineer

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

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 $73,556 based on 10 salaries. A mid-career Aerospace Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $97,804 based on 33 salaries. An experienced Aerospace Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $123,328 based on 17 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $147,663.
Employees with Aerospace Engineer in their job title in Seattle, Washington earn an average of 6.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (6.6% more) and San Diego, California (1.1% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Houston, Texas (7.4% less), Huntsville, Alabama (6.0% less) and Atlanta, Georgia (3.9% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 78 survey responses.
Entry Level
12.8%
Mid Career
42.3%
Experienced
21.8%
Late Career
23.1%

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