The average salary for an Aerospace Systems Engineer is $81,074.
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Job Description for Aerospace Systems Engineer
Aerospace systems engineers work primarily in two areas of employment: astronautical, which deals with spacecraft, rocket propulsion systems, and other space-related matters; and aeronautical, or terrestrial aircraft, ranging from small airplanes to large jets, fighter planes, missile guidance systems, and other Earth-bound flight operations. Much of the same training and education is required for both, as is additional education dedicated to the area in which they specialize. On the job, aeros…Read more
Aerospace Systems Engineer Tasks
- Develop, implement, and evaluate aerospace system testing, including scripts, specifications, and procedures.
- Assist in preparing test schedules and defining tasks.
- Prepare and present reports on system test results, assisting developers with system design.
- Collect and analyze test data and customer requests to assess system operations.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Aerospace Systems Engineer
The top respondents for the job title Aerospace Systems Engineer are from the companies Northrop Grumman Corporation, Lockheed Martin Corp and The Boeing Company. Reported salaries are highest at Jet Propulsion Laboratory where the average pay is $105,228. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Northrop Grumman Corporation and The Boeing Company, earning around $82,560 and $77,594, respectively. Honeywell Aerospace pays the lowest at around $70,202. Rockwell Collins, Inc. and Lockheed Martin Corp also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $72,614 and $72,897, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Aerospace Systems Engineer
Skills in Systems Engineering, Requirements Analysis, System Integration and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Matlab.
Pay by Experience Level for Aerospace Systems Engineer
An entry-level Aerospace Systems Engineer with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $71,559 based on 155 salaries. An early career Aerospace Systems Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $77,249 based on 392 salaries. A mid-career Aerospace Systems Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $91,403 based on 144 salaries. An experienced Aerospace Systems Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $113,050 based on 107 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $125,496.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Aerospace Systems Engineer in their job title in Pasadena, California earn an average of 24.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (11.2% more) and Seattle, Washington (8.2% more). The lowest salaries can be found in El Segundo, California (0.9% less).
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