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How Much Does an Aeronautical Engineer Earn In The United States?

Average Yearly Salary
Updated December 31, 2020
$85,000
$70,000
$85,000
$103,000
Aeronautical engineers in the United States make an average salary of $85,090 per year or $40.91 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $70,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $103,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Texas, Alaska, Colorado, Massachusetts, and California provide the highest aeronautical engineer salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Woburn, MA
$106,758
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Where Aeronautical Engineers Earn The Most

The darker areas on the map show where aeronautical engineers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

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How Much Do Aeronautical Engineers Earn In Different Cities?

While an aeronautical engineer can average a salary of $85,090 per year, or $40.91 per hour, there are many opportunities for aeronautical engineers to make more. For example, in Fort Worth, TX you might make $115,555 per year. Other high-paying locations include Palo Alto, CA, Woburn, MA and Cincinnati, OH. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Fort Worth, TX where the average starting salary is $72,000. The highest paying states for aeronautical engineers include Texas, Alaska and Colorado. Meanwhile, Tennessee, Indiana, and South Carolina offer the lowest salaries.
City
Average Salary

Fort Worth, TX

Salary Range90k - 147k$116k$115,555

Palo Alto, CA

Salary Range88k - 149k$115k$115,021

Woburn, MA

Salary Range85k - 134k$107k$106,758

Cincinnati, OH

Salary Range79k - 129k$102k$101,614

New York, NY

Salary Range76k - 126k$98k$98,253

Livonia, MI

Salary Range74k - 123k$96k$95,590

Stratford, CT

Salary Range71k - 117k$92k$91,889

Lawrence, KS

Salary Range68k - 111k$87k$87,328

Greenville, SC

Salary Range60k - 99k$78k$77,670

Clearwater, FL

Salary Range55k - 90k$71k$70,727
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High Paying Aeronautical Engineer Jobs

Which Companies Pay Aeronautical Engineers The Most?

If you insist on knowing when your check is going to come and for how much, then you'd be better off working for companies like Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman as they offer the highest salaries for aeronautical engineers.
Company
Average Salary
Lockheed Martin
Salary Range99k - 122k$110k$110,265
Northrop Grumman
Salary Range99k - 122k$110k$110,203
Triumph Bancorp
Salary Range87k - 113k$100k$100,053
Aero Technology
Salary Range87k - 111k$99k$98,621
Miami Aircraft Support
Salary Range86k - 107k$97k$96,600
AIRPRO
Salary Range86k - 107k$96k$96,021
Pacific Group Resorts
Salary Range65k - 74k$70k$69,692
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$122k

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    How Experience Affects Aeronautical Engineer Salaries

    The salary for an aeronautical engineer can vary depending on the years of experience that a person has, from entry level to senior level. Data on how experience level affects total compensation is provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) as part of their National Compensation Survey, which is based on factors such as knowledge, complexity, contacts, and environment.

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