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How much does a Aerospace Engineer make?

Updated Jul 22, 2021

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$94,162 /yr
Average Base Pay

1,260 salaries

$65K

Low

$94K

Average

$137K

High

No additional cash compensation has been reported for this role

The national average salary for Aerospace Engineer is $94,162 per year in United States. Filter by location to see Aerospace Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1260 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Aerospace Engineer employees.

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Aerospace Engineer$94,162 /yr
L3
Senior Aerospace Engineer$122,403 /yr
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NASA
4.4

NASA

Aerospace Engineer

$103,939

 /yr
Range: $49K - $177K
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$49K

$177K

$48,624 - $177,447 Range

Boeing
3.8

Boeing

Aerospace Engineer

$101,078

 /yr
Range: $38K - $172K

$38K

$172K

$38,458 - $172,176 Range

US Air Force
4.2

US Air Force

Aerospace Engineer

$83,785

 /yr
Range: $25K - $152K

$25K

$152K

$24,682 - $152,000 Range

US Navy
3.8

US Navy

Aerospace Engineer

$91,274

 /yr
Range: $62K - $130K

$62K

$130K

$62,055 - $129,965 Range

Naval Air Systems Command
3.8

Naval Air Systems Command

Aerospace Engineer

$82,484

 /yr
Range: $66K - $115K

$66K

$115K

$65,800 - $114,865 Range

Northrop Grumman
4

Northrop Grumman

Aerospace Engineer

$99,674

 /yr
Range: $82K - $180K

$82K

$180K

$82,021 - $180,000 Range

Lockheed Martin
4.1

Lockheed Martin

Aerospace Engineer

$98,926

 /yr
Range: $71K - $163K

$71K

$163K

$71,000 - $162,774 Range

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FAA
4.1

FAA

Aerospace Engineer

$104,707

 /yr
Range: $71K - $130K

$71K

$130K

$70,500 - $130,000 Range

United States Federal Government
4.1

United States Federal Government

Aerospace Engineer

$102,529

 /yr
Range: $96K - $154K

$96K

$154K

$96,059 - $153,770 Range

NAWC
3.6

NAWC

Aerospace Engineer

$84,253

 /yr
Range: $61K - $118K

$61K

$118K

$60,831 - $117,612 Range

Blue Origin
3

Blue Origin

Aerospace Engineer

$105,124

 /yr
Range: $89K - $142K

$89K

$142K

$89,135 - $141,509 Range

United Launch Alliance
3.6

United Launch Alliance

Aerospace Engineer

$83,538

 /yr
Range: $66K - $1M

$66K

$1M

$65,531 - $1,062,995 Range

Dynetics
4.2

Dynetics

Aerospace Engineer

$75,699

 /yr
Range: $66K - $133K

$66K

$133K

$65,534 - $133,162 Range

US Department of Defense
4.1

US Department of Defense

Aerospace Engineer

$82,364

 /yr
Range: $60K - $115K

$60K

$115K

$60,399 - $114,542 Range

US Army
3.9

US Army

Aerospace Engineer

$92,858

 /yr
Range: $68K - $146K

$68K

$146K

$68,000 - $145,928 Range

Jacobs
3.8

Jacobs

Aerospace Engineer

$78,086

 /yr
Range: $64K - $138K

$64K

$138K

$63,500 - $138,001 Range

SpaceX
4.1

SpaceX

Aerospace Engineer

$101,670

 /yr
Range: $72K - $150K

$72K

$150K

$72,052 - $149,885 Range

NASA
4.4

NASA

Aerospace Engineer - Hourly Intern

$16

 /hr
Range: $13 - $31

$13

$31

$13 - $31 Range

L3 Technologies
3.2

L3 Technologies

Aerospace Engineer

$85,046

 /yr
Range: $77K - $98K

$77K

$98K

$77,452 - $97,830 Range

Booz Allen Hamilton
4.2

Booz Allen Hamilton

Aerospace Engineer

$100,696

 /yr
Range: $89K - $109K

$89K

$109K

$88,572 - $109,016 Range

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Frequently asked questions about an Aerospace Engineer salaries

The national average salary for an Aerospace Engineer is $94,162 per year in United States. Filter by location to see an Aerospace Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 1260 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by an Aerospace Engineer employees.

The highest salary for an Aerospace Engineer in United States is $137,215 per year.

The lowest salary for an Aerospace Engineer in United States is $64,617 per year.

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Recent Salary Reports

Below are the most recent aerospace engineer salary reports. Employer name has been removed to protect anonymity.

$250,000
per year
An Aerospace Engineer in the Las Vegas, NV Area area reported making $250,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Las Vegas, NV Area area
Contract
 
10000+ employees
Government
$33
hourly
An Aerospace Engineer in the Austin, TX Area area reported making $33 per hour
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Austin, TX Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$120,000
per year
An Aerospace Engineer in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $120,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$40
hourly
An Aerospace Engineer in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $40 per hour
Job Highlights
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Temporary
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$96,000
per year
An Aeronautical Engineer in the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area reported making $96,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Dallas-Fort Worth, TX Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$130,000
per year
A Propulsion Engineer in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $130,000 per year
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Private
$114,000
per year
An Aerospace Engineer in the Ogden, UT Area area reported making $114,000 per year
Additional Pay
$3k cash bonus
Job Highlights
8-10 years experience
Ogden, UT Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$250,000
per year
An Aerospace Professional in the San Francisco, CA Area area reported making $250,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Francisco, CA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Nonprofit Organization
$60,000
per year
An Aerospace Engineer in the Bakersfield, CA Area area reported making $60,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Bakersfield, CA Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government
$95,000
per year
An Aerospace Engineer in the Washington, DC Area area reported making $95,000 per year
Job Highlights
5-7 years experience
Washington, DC Area area
Full-time
 
1001 to 5000 employees
Government