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NASA Engineer Salaries

Updated May 20, 2022



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52 Salaries


Additional Pay Average:




$3,081 Avg

Cash Bonus

Reported in 3 salaries

$1,258 - $3,594 Range
Stock Bonus, Profit Sharing, Commission Sharing, Tips have not been reported for this role

How much does a Engineer at NASA make?

The typical NASA Engineer salary is $105,378 per year. Engineer salaries at NASA can range from $50,000 - $186,504 per year. This estimate is based upon 52 NASA Engineer salary report(s) provided by employees or estimated based upon statistical methods. When factoring in bonuses and additional compensation, a Engineer at NASA can expect to make an average total pay of $105,378 per year.


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NASA Salary FAQs

The average salary for an Engineer is $86,559 per year in United States, which is 17% lower than the average NASA salary of $105,378 per year for this job.

The salary trajectory of an Engineer ranges between locations and employers. The salary starts at $44,802 per year and goes up to $226,494 per year for the highest level of seniority.

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NASA photo of: Our old labratory has been cleaned and re-opened to our scientists for hobbyist use! (Our staff has a rich personal life.)TEST 1234
NASA photo of: NASA Headquarters (Photo thanks to Flickr user tweenina, available under by-nc-sa v2.0)
NASA photo of: Mission Control for the International Space Station - Johnson Space Center
NASA photo of: NASA's super Guppie - Langley Research Center
NASA photo of: US Astronaut Terry Virts - International Space Station - Low Earth Orbit
NASA photo of: Curiosity's Selfie - Mars
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