Flight Test Engineer Salary

The average salary for a Flight Test Engineer is $88,513 per year. A skill in Project Management is associated with high pay for this job.

$64,109 - $146,333
$64K
$92K
$150K
MEDIAN: $92,020
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50%
90%

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$25.53 - $78.30
$26
$31
$78
MEDIAN: $31.43
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$0$148K
Salary $64,109 - $146,333
Bonus $1.70 - $7,831
Profit Sharing $4,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$63,197 - $148,178
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 92
Hourly Data $0$79
Hourly Rate $25.53 - $78.30
Overtime $6.80 - $79.51
Annual Data $0$148K
Bonus $1.70 - $7,831
Profit Sharing $4,500
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$63,197 - $148,178
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 18 Nov 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 12

Job Description for Flight Test Engineer

Flight test engineers are responsible for multiple aspects of the maintenance and use of aircraft. They monitor nearly every aspect of flight, including space flight, rotary wing flight (helicopters), and fixed-wing flight. They also monitor pilots closely and work with them to ensure a safe and smooth flight for the passengers.

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Flight Test Engineer Tasks

  • Test new aircraft components, equipment, and aircraft models.
  • Develop mathematically-driven improvements based on performance and customer and safety requirements.
  • Collaborate with other flight test engineers to generate reports and deliver findings.
  • Analyze the design, performance, and testing data to identify areas of weakness and pinpoint improvement strategies.

Common Career Paths for Flight Test Engineer


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Popular Employer Salaries for Flight Test Engineer

Pay by Experience Level for Flight Test Engineer

Pay by Experience for a Flight Test Engineer has a positive trend. An entry-level Flight Test Engineer with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 47 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Flight Test Engineer with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $99,000 based on 32 salaries. An experienced Flight Test Engineer which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $101,000 based on 27 salaries. A Flight Test Engineer with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $129,000 based on 18 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $88,400

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Key Stats for Flight Test Engineer

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Experience Affects Flight Test Engineer Salaries

▲46%

▲14%

▲12%

National Average
$88,000

▼22%

Skills That Affect Flight Test Engineer Salaries

Project Management
▲17%



National Average
$88,000

System Testing
▼4%

Data Analysis
▼24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
9 %
Male
91 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 8%