Updated Dec 13, 2021

How much does an Aerospace Engineer make?

Updated Dec 13, 2021

Experience

Industry

$95,350 / yrTotal Pay
$83,161 / yrBase Pay
$12,188 / yrAdditional Pay

$95,350

 / yr
$58K$158K
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The estimated total pay for a Aerospace Engineer is $95,350 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $83,161 per year. These numbers represent the median, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and based on salaries collected from our users. The estimated additional pay is $12,188 per year. Additional pay could include cash bonus, commission, tips, and profit sharing. The "Most Likely Range" represents values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

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$95,350 /yr
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What is the pay outlook for Engineering?

Engineering jobs are in high demand with workers receiving generous compensation packages and bonuses. Engineering offers ample opportunity for growth and development with transferable skills across an array of fields from software, supply chain and logistics to aerospace. Most roles require at least a bachelor’s degree. To remain competitive, job-seekers should consider specialization or skill-specific programs such as coding boot-camps or certifications.

A Aerospace engineer salary range in US can vary based on important factors such as education, skills, certifications, and years of experience. A Aerospace engineer in US can expect to see an entry level salary range of $61,104 to $143,187 per year, based on 2,599 salary contributions. At the highest seniority level, an experienced Aerospace engineer in US can make a salary range of $96,421 to $160,303 with at least 8 years of experience, based on 14 salary contributions. The top 3 companies in US where a Aerospace engineer gets the highest compensation are The MITRE Corporation, Relative Dynamics and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Bigger companies typically pay 35% more than smaller companies for a Aerospace engineer.

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Total Pay

Basic Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Aerospace and Defense

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$6,600

/mo

SubmittedYesterday

15+ years
Yesterday
Aerospace Physiology Technician

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$55,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

7-9 years
Yesterday
Aerospace Engineer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$100,000

/yr

SubmittedYesterday

4-6 years
Yesterday
Aerospace Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$10

/hr

SubmittedYesterday

1-3 years
Yesterday
Propulsion Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$120,000

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago
Aerospace Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$103,050

/yr

$89K | $15K

Submitted2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago
Aeronautical Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$87,000

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago
Aerospace Propulsion Craftsman

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$40,000

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

7-9 years
2 days ago
Propulsion Engineer

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$102,000

/yr

Submitted2 days ago

1-3 years
2 days ago

Aerospace Engineer pay FAQ

The national average salary for an Aerospace Engineer is $83,161 per year in United States. Filter by location to see an Aerospace Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 2317 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Aerospace Engineer employees.

The highest salary for an Aerospace Engineer in United States is $135,995 per year.

The lowest salary for an Aerospace Engineer in United States is $50,853 per year.

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