$87,620
Avg. Salary
$35.78
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$3,072

Bonus

$4,000

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for a Flight Test Engineer is $35.78 per hour.

The average pay for a Flight Test Engineer is $87,620 per year.

$28.05
10%
$35.78
50%
$71.49
90%
MEDIAN $35.78
$64k
10%
$88k
50%
$126k
90%
MEDIAN $87,620
$64,207 - $126,477
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$88K
$130K
MEDIAN: $87,620
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90%

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$28.05 - $71.49
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$0$129K
Salary $64,207 - $126,477
Bonus $582 - $7,837
Profit Sharing $4,000
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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$63,774 - $129,329
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 187
Hourly Data $0$71
Hourly Rate $28.05 - $71.49
Overtime $13.28 - $60.60
Annual Data $0$129K
Bonus $582 - $7,837
Profit Sharing $4,000
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).
)
$63,774 - $129,329
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 17 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 16

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.

Flight Test Engineer Pay By Employer

$0$196K

Aerotec
12 profiles
$76,471

$99,749

$101,352

Bombardier
7 profiles
$95,000

Common Career Paths for Flight Test Engineer


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Flight Test Engineer Job Listings

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

14%

3%

-7%

National Average: $87,128

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

Flight Test Engineer Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Flight Test Engineer?

Flight Test Engineer:
BRC is an awesome company. The company is small, but growing, so bureaucracy is non-existent. I work on an engineering services contract, so I actually work on the other side of the country from corporate headquarters. My coworkers are great and my site lead is awesome. Management is pretty much hands off, so I get to focus on just doing my job! My compensation is great, 401k matching is great, time off is standard based on years with the company. My location has a ton of flexibility to get the job done though and we use comp time to flex our hours. This company is military and military spouse friendly and I have been absolutely pleased with everything to do with the company!

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Key Stats for Flight Test Engineer

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Experience Affects Flight Test Engineer Salaries

▲48%

▲16%

▲14%

National Average
$87,000

▼21%

Skills That Affect Flight Test Engineer Salaries

Project Management
▲18%



National Average
$87,000

System Testing
▼2%

Data Analysis
▼23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
13 %
Male
87 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 88%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 10%