Salary for Aerospace Engineers

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Also known as:  Aerodynamics Engineer, Aeronautical Engineer, Aerospace Engineer, Aircraft Design Engineer, Aircraft Designer, Aircraft Engineer, Astronautical Engineer, Flight Systems Test Engineer, Flight Test Engineer, Wind Tunnel Engineer helps find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our career community today!

The design of aircraft, missiles, and spacecraft is the responsibility of aerospace engineers. These professionals rigorously test their design concepts, and may direct teams of engineering and technical personnel in the construction of airborne devices. They require a strong knowledge of mathematics, the ability to apply engineering concepts in the field, and strong computer science skills. Most professionals in this field have obtained their Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline, and several also have their Master's degree.

A Aerospace Engineer will normally get salaries ranging from $72,770 to $171,220 based on level of experience. get average salaries of one hundred and twenty-one thousand one hundred and ten dollars annually.

can get the best pay in District of Columbia, where they get salary pay of just about $145,300. People holding these jobs receive the highest salary in Public Administration, which has job pay of $124,070.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 49.99 percent nationwide in that time.


Aerospace Engineers tend to make the most in the following industries:

Public Administration
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Educational Services
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Wholesale Trade
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Transportation and Warehousing
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
Educational Services