Average Aircraft Engineer Salary

$25k - $122k
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The average salary for an Aircraft Engineer is $63,000.
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$25k - $122k
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Job Description for Aircraft Engineer

Aircraft Engineer Tasks
  • Compose sketches and use CAD programs to engineer tool design.
  • Provide technical knowledge and support for other areas of the design process.
  • Design aircraft or specific parts of aircraft.

Job Satisfaction for Aircraft Engineer

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Popular Skills for Aircraft Engineer

Skills in Avionics and Engineering Design are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include System Repair and Maintenance.

Pay by Experience Level for Aircraft Engineer

An early career Aircraft Engineer with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $61,463 based on 16 salaries. A mid-career Aircraft Engineer with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $53,286 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Aircraft Engineer with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $60,266 based on 24 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $87,006.

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