Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Salary

A sizeable majority of Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $86K per year. In the world of Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers, total cash compensation can vary between $61K and $132K. Each package generally includes bonuses and profit sharing proceeds, and in exceptional cases, those amounts can reach heights of $10K and $97K, respectively. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by almost all, and more than half earn vision coverage. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$61,248 - $129,610
$61K
$91K
$130K
MEDIAN: $90,932
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90%

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$19.93 - $39.75
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MEDIAN: $30.92
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$0$134K
Salary $61,248 - $129,610
Bonus $0.00 - $10,229
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $12,255
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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$61,311 - $134,679
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 96
Hourly Data $0$58
Hourly Rate $19.93 - $39.75
Overtime $20.61 - $58.17
Annual Data $0$134K
Bonus $0.00 - $10,229
Profit Sharing $0.00 - $12,255
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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$61,311 - $134,679
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 13

Job Description for Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace

Project engineers in aviation/aerospace are responsible for coordinating and completing aviation/aerospace projects for their organizations, including engineering efficient aviation systems, communication equipment, and aerospace machinery. They must work well in a team environment with other engineers to achieve all goals and resolve engineering problems in a timely manner.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace


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Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers who transition into new roles such as Design Engineering Manager may see a slight upturn in salary. The average Design Engineering Manager earns $103K per year.

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Popular Skills for Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace


Aviation and Aerospace Project Engineers report using a diverse set of skills on the job. Most notably, skills in Microsoft Word, System Integration, Program Management, and Microsoft Excel are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that seem to negatively impact pay include Product Development, Windows Operating System General Use, and Engineering Design. Those familiar with Engineering Design also tend to know Product Development.

Pay by Experience Level for Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace

Pay by Experience for a Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace has a positive trend. An entry-level Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $69,000 based on 34 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. A Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $81,000 based on 29 salaries. An experienced Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 27 salaries. A Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $104,000 based on 17 salaries.

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Key Stats for Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
17%

Experience Affects Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Salaries

▲16%

▲15%

National Average
$90,000

▼10%

▼23%

Skills That Affect Project Engineer, Aviation/Aerospace Salaries

Microsoft Word
▲3%


National Average
$90,000

Program Management
▼2%





Windows Operating System General Use
▼17%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
12 %
Male
88 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
17%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 91%
dental benefits
Dental: 88%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 6%