Average Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Salary

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The average salary for a Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace is $94,990.
MEDIAN $94,990
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$66k - $135k
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$64k - $138k

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Job Description for Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace

Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Tasks
  • Utilize engineering knowledge for project management; estimate timelines and schedules; anticipate risks and costs related to the technical aspects of the project.
  • Coordinate and communicate between various areas; supervise and train project staff as needed.
  • Plan and organize technical projects from conception to completion.

Popular Employer Salaries for Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace

The top respondents for the job title Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace are from the companies Honeywell International Inc, Pratt and Whitney and UTC Aerospace Systems. Reported salaries are highest at Pratt and Whitney where the average pay is $116,424. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include UTC Aerospace Systems, earning around $113,835. Vacco Industries pays the lowest at around $92,000. Honeywell International Inc also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $100,206.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace
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Aerospace Engineer
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Popular Skills for Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace

Skills in Product Development and System Integration are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Microsoft Office, Engineering Design and Project Management.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace

An entry-level Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $67,205 based on 8 salaries. An early career Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $75,449 based on 45 salaries. A mid-career Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $86,297 based on 56 salaries. An experienced Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $106,954 based on 73 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $116,624.
Employees with Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace in their job title in Torrance, California earn an average of 31.6% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (11.6% more) and Phoenix, Arizona (8.0% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Fort Worth, Texas (11.6% less), Hartford, Connecticut (4.2% less) and Seattle, Washington (3.6% less).

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