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How much does a Propulsion Engineer make?

Updated Jun 23, 2021

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$95,556 /yr
Average Base Pay

200 salaries

$72K

Low

$96K

Average

$126K

High

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The national average salary for a Propulsion Engineer is $95,556 in United States. Filter by location to see Propulsion Engineer salaries in your area. Salary estimates are based on 200 salaries submitted anonymously to Glassdoor by Propulsion Engineer employees.

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L2
Aerospace Engineer$94,116 /yr
L3
Senior Aerospace Engineer$122,226 /yr
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Boeing
3.8

Boeing

Propulsion Engineer

$102,010

 /yr
Range: $75K - $170K
75 salaries
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$75K

$170K

$74,814 - $169,734 Range

SpaceX
4.2

SpaceX

Propulsion Engineer

$100,542

 /yr
Range: $79K - $125K

$79K

$125K

$79,108 - $125,477 Range

Blue Origin
3.1

Blue Origin

Propulsion Engineer

$108,208

 /yr
Range: $84K - $141K

$84K

$141K

$83,554 - $140,997 Range

Northrop Grumman
4

Northrop Grumman

Propulsion Engineer

$87,950

 /yr
Range: $75K - $117K

$75K

$117K

$74,713 - $116,975 Range

Virgin Galactic
3.2

Virgin Galactic

Propulsion Engineer

$122,197

 /yr
Range: $95K - $131K

$95K

$131K

$94,956 - $130,694 Range

Virgin Orbit
3.9

Virgin Orbit

Propulsion Engineer

$91,073

 /yr
Range: $84K - $107K

$84K

$107K

$83,554 - $106,662 Range

General Atomics
3.7

General Atomics

Propulsion Engineer

$84,048

 /yr
Range: $80K - $104K

$80K

$104K

$79,991 - $103,696 Range

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United Launch Alliance
3.7

United Launch Alliance

Propulsion Engineer

$91,364

 /yr
Range: $71K - $107K

$71K

$107K

$70,779 - $107,063 Range

Textron Aviation
3.8

Textron Aviation

Propulsion Engineer

$64,771

 /yr
Range: $64K - $67K

$64K

$67K

$63,817 - $66,879 Range

Delta Air Lines
4.4

Delta Air Lines

Propulsion Engineer

$96,165

 /yr
Range: $52K - $115K

$52K

$115K

$52,485 - $114,777 Range

Delta Air Lines
4.4

Delta Air Lines

Propulsion Engineer - Hourly Intern

$17

 /hr
Range: $15 - $22

$15

$22

$15 - $22 Range

Pratt & Whitney
3.8

Pratt & Whitney

Propulsion Engineer

$84,232

 /yr
Range: $55K - $126K

$55K

$126K

$54,997 - $126,493 Range

Maxar Technologies
4

Maxar Technologies

Propulsion Engineer

$112,014

 /yr
Range: $88K - $126K

$88K

$126K

$88,086 - $125,618 Range

Sierra Nevada Corporation
3.7

Sierra Nevada Corporation

Propulsion Engineer

$180,685

 /yr
Range: $97K - $181K

$97K

$181K

$97,340 - $180,685 Range

Aerojet Rocketdyne
3.7

Aerojet Rocketdyne

Propulsion Engineer

$85,000

 /yr
Range: $73K - $99K

$73K

$99K

$73,494 - $99,165 Range

SSL
2.8

SSL

Propulsion Engineer

$90,633

 /yr
Range: $86K - $91K

$86K

$91K

$85,736 - $91,040 Range

Boeing
3.8

Boeing

Propulsion Engineer - Hourly Intern
About 

$30 -$35

 hourly

$30

$35

$30 - $35 Range

General Motors (GM)
4

General Motors (GM)

Propulsion Engineer
About 

$79K -$129K

$79K

$129K

$79,301 - $128,512 Range

Orbital ATK
3.6

Orbital ATK

Propulsion Engineer
About 

$69K -$79K

$69K

$79K

$69,310 - $79,416 Range

Textron Aviation
3.8

Textron Aviation

Propulsion Engineer - Hourly Intern
About 

$21 -$23

 hourly

$21

$23

$21 - $23 Range

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Recent Salary Reports

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$83,100
per year
A Propulsion Engineer in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $83,100 per year
Additional Pay
$2k cash bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$87,000
per year
An Aerospace Engineer in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $87,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$83,000
per year
A Propulsion Engineer in the Los Angeles, CA Area area reported making $83,000 per year
Additional Pay
$2k cash bonus
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Los Angeles, CA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$117,000
per year
An Aerospace Engineer in the San Diego, CA Area area reported making $117,000 per year
Additional Pay
$5k cash bonus
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
San Diego, CA Area area
Full-time
 
5001 to 10000 employees
Company - Private
$80,000
per year
An Aerospace Engineer in the Dayton, OH Area area reported making $80,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Dayton, OH Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$60,000
per year
An Aeronautical Engineer in the Champaign, IL Area area reported making $60,000 per year
Job Highlights
Champaign, IL Area area
Full-time
 
51 to 200 employees
Company - Private
$80,000
per year
An Aerospace Engineer in the Huntsville, AL Area area reported making $80,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Huntsville, AL Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
$110,000
per year
A Propulsion Engineer in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $110,000 per year
Job Highlights
3-4 years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$65,000
per year
An Aerospace Engineer in the Seattle, WA Area area reported making $65,000 per year
Job Highlights
1-2 years experience
Seattle, WA Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Company - Public
$90,000
per year
An Aerospace Engineer in the Dothan, AL Area area reported making $90,000 per year
Job Highlights
10+ years experience
Dothan, AL Area area
Full-time
 
10000+ employees
Government
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