Updated Sep 15, 2022

How much does a Lead Aerospace Engineer make?

Updated Sep 15, 2022

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Industry

$131,371 / yrTotal Pay
$107,881 / yrBase Pay
$23,490 / yrAdditional Pay

$131,371

 / yr
$81K$216K
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The estimated total pay for a Lead Aerospace Engineer is $131,371 per year in the United States area, with an average salary of $107,881 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 $23,490 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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$131,371 /yr
Lead Aerospace Engineer
$187,400 /yr
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Lead Aerospace EngineerSee 1 salaries from all locations

$137,618

 / yr

$132,023

 / yr

$142,336

 / yr

$145,969

 / yr

$124,583

 / 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.

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Location

Total Pay

Base Pay | Additional Pay

Total Years of Experience

Years at Recent Employer

Submitted

Date of Time

Lead Propulsion Engineer

United States of America

 | 4-6 years

$250,000

/yr

$125K | $125K

Submitted10 days ago

4-6 years
10 days ago
Lead Propulsion Engineer

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$158,000

/yr

Submitted13 days ago

7-9 years
13 days ago
Lead Propulsion Engineer

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$235,000

/yr

$135K | $100K

Submitted15 days ago

7-9 years
15 days ago
Lead Propulsion Engineer

United States of America

 | 7-9 years

$274,000

/yr

$144K | $130K

Submitted26 days ago

7-9 years
26 days ago
Lead Aerospace Engineer

United States of America

 | 15+ years

$171,949

/yr

$171K | $1K

Submitted38 days ago

15+ years
38 days ago
Lead Aerodynamicist*

United States of America

 | 1-3 years

$73

/hr

Submitted57 days ago

1-3 years
57 days ago

Lead Aerospace Engineer pay FAQ

The national average salary for a Lead Aerospace Engineer is $107,881 per year in United States. Filter by location to see a Lead Aerospace Engineer salaries in your area. Salaries estimates are based on 5 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by a Lead Aerospace Engineer employees.

The highest salary for a Lead Aerospace Engineer in United States is $173,399 per year.

The lowest salary for a Lead Aerospace Engineer in United States is $67,118 per year.

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