Aerospace Engineer Salary in the US

$85,200
per year
per month
$7,100
per month
per year
Bonus
$3,270/year
Commission
$12,600/year
Profit Sharing
$3,040/year
Bonus
$270/month
Commission
$1,050/month
Profit Sharing
$250/month

Aerospace Engineer - Average Salary

The average salary for an Aerospace Engineer is $85,200 per year ($7,100 per month), which is $31,710 (+59%) higher than the average salary in the US.
An Aerospace Engineer can expect an average starting salary of $62,400. The highest salaries can exceed $150,000.
$62,400
Low
$85,200
Average salary
$150,000
High
$5,200
Low
$7,100
Average salary
$12,500
High
Total pay includes salary, bonus, commission and profit sharing.
$380
$113,500
$227,300
Salary$62,400 - 150,000
Bonus$650 - 11,800
Commission$4,300 - 42,700
Profit Sharing$380 - 22,800
Total Pay$67,730 - 227,300
$30
$9,460
$18,940
Salary$5,200 - 12,500
Bonus$50 - 980
Commission$360 - 3,560
Profit Sharing$30 - 1,900
Total Pay$5,640 - 18,940

Aerospace Engineer Salary Range

Low
$62,400
Average salary
$85,200
Senior
$115,000
High
$150,000
Low
$5,200
Average salary
$7,100
Senior
$9,580
High
$12,500
Among Aerospace Engineers in the US, Junior Aerospace Engineers tend to have the lowest salaries, while more experienced Senior Aerospace Engineers and Principal Aerospace Engineers enjoy the highest salaries.

Aerospace Engineer - Salary Differences

JobSalaryDifference
Principal Aerospace Engineer$131K/year
+54% 
Senior Aerospace Engineer$115K/year
+35% 
NASA Aerospace Engineer$98K/year
+15% 
Boeing Aerospace Engineer$92K/year
+8% 
SpaceX Aerospace Engineer$90K/year
+5% 
Northrop Grumman Aerospace Engineer$84K/year
 -1%
Air Force Aerospace Engineer$83K/year
 -3%
Lockheed Martin Aerospace Engineer$78K/year
 -8%
Junior Aerospace Engineer$72K/year
 -16%

Aerospace Engineer - Pay by Experience Level in the United States

An Entry Level Aerospace Engineer with less than three years of experience can expect to earn an average starting salary of $62,400 per year. A mid career Aerospace Engineer with 4-9 years of experience earns an average salary of $81,200, while a Senior Aerospace Engineer with 10-20 years of experience makes on average $115,000. Aerospace Engineers with more than 20 years of experience earn $128,900 per year on average.

How Work Experience Affects the Salary of an Aerospace Engineer

Late Career▲ +51%
Senior▲ +35%
Average Salary$85,200/year
Mid Career▼ -5%
Entry Level▼ -27%

Gender Breakdown

Female
12%
Male
88%

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Aerospace Engineer - Related Salaries

The salary information presented on this page is based on all Aerospace Engineer jobs published on Jobted in the last 12 months and on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov).
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Frequently asked questions about the salary of the Aerospace Engineer

How much does an Aerospace Engineer make in the US?
An Aerospace Engineer in the US earns an average of $85,200 gross per year, which is about $7,100 gross per month. Everything you need to know about the salary of the Aerospace Engineer updated to 2022.
What is the starting salary for an Aerospace Engineer in the US?
The starting salary of an Aerospace Engineer in the US is around $62,400 gross per year. Junior Aerospace Engineers usually have a lower salary.
What is the highest salary for an Aerospace Engineer in the US?
The highest salary of an Aerospace Engineer in the US can reach and exceed $150,000 gross per year. Senior Aerospace Engineers and Principal Aerospace Engineers usually have the highest salaries.
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