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

Aerospace Engineer Salaries
Updated April 6, 2021
Average Yearly Salary
$90,000
$66,000
$90,000
$122,000
Aerospace engineers in the United States make an average salary of $90,514 per year or $43.52 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $66,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $122,000. As most things go, location can be critical. Washington, Maryland, California, Virginia, and Rhode Island provide the highest aerospace engineer salaries.
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Where Aerospace Engineers Earn The Most

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

Average Salary

How Much Do Aerospace Engineers Earn In Different Cities?

While an aerospace engineer can average a salary of $90,514 per year, or $43.52 per hour, there are many opportunities for aerospace engineers to make more. For example, in Seattle, WA you might make $113,825 per year. Other high-paying locations include San Francisco, CA, Washington, DC and Hampton, VA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Seattle, WA where the average starting salary is $77,000. The highest paying states for aerospace engineers include Washington, Maryland and California. Meanwhile, Kansas, Florida, and Oklahoma offer the lowest salaries.
Location
1. Seattle, WA
$113,825
Avg. Salary
$56k
$139k
2. San Francisco, CA
$111,607
Avg. Salary
$56k
$139k
3. Washington, DC
$107,184
Avg. Salary
$56k
$139k
4. Hampton, VA
$99,373
Avg. Salary
$56k
$139k
5. Scottsdale, AZ
$90,800
Avg. Salary
$56k
$139k
6. Rockford, IL
$85,909
Avg. Salary
$56k
$139k

High Paying Aerospace Engineer Jobs

Which Companies Pay Aerospace 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 KITTY HAWK CHARTERS and CTS as they offer the highest salaries for aerospace engineers.
Company
Avg. Salary
$81k
$156k
Avg. Salary
$81k
$156k
$126,292
Avg. Salary
$81k
$156k
Avg. Salary
$81k
$156k
Avg. Salary
$81k
$156k
Avg. Salary
$81k
$156k

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Aerospace Engineer Salary History

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    How Experience Affects Aerospace Engineer Salaries

    The salary for an aerospace 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.

    Recently Added Aerospace Engineer Salaries

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    CompanyascdescJobascdescLocationascdescDate AddedascdescSalaryascdesc
    Perspecta Inc.
    Perspecta Inc.
    Aerospace Engineer II
    Aerospace Engineer II
    Aerospace Engineer II
    Brook Park, OH
    Brook Park, OH
    01/15/2021
    01/15/2021
    $55,952
    $55,952
    01/15/2021
    Perspecta
    Perspecta
    Aerospace Engineer II
    Aerospace Engineer II
    Aerospace Engineer II
    Brook Park, OH
    Brook Park, OH
    01/13/2021
    01/13/2021
    $55,952
    $55,952
    01/13/2021
    Federal Aviation Administration
    Federal Aviation Administration
    Aerospace Engineer (Propulsion)
    Aerospace Engineer (Propulsion)
    Aerospace Engineer (Propulsion)
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    11/22/2020
    11/22/2020
    $107,818
    $107,818
    11/22/2020
    Federal Aviation Administration
    Federal Aviation Administration
    Aerospace Engineer (Electric & Hybrid-Electric Propulsion Systems)
    Aerospace Engineer (Electric & Hybrid-Electric Propulsion Systems)
    Aerospace Engineer (Electric & Hybrid-Electric Propulsion Systems)
    Washington, DC
    Washington, DC
    10/29/2020
    10/29/2020
    $107,818
    $107,818
    10/29/2020
    Supervisory Aerospace Engineer
    Supervisory Aerospace Engineer
    Maryland
    Maryland
    08/27/2020
    08/27/2020
    $121,316
    $121,316
    08/27/2020
    Aerospace Engineering Series
    Aerospace Engineering Series
    Wildwood, FL
    Wildwood, FL
    06/28/2020
    06/28/2020
    $30,113
    $30,113
    06/28/2020
    Aerospace Engineering Series
    Aerospace Engineering Series
    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH
    Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH
    06/28/2020
    06/28/2020
    $30,113
    $30,113
    06/28/2020
    Aerospace Engineering Series
    Aerospace Engineering Series
    Robins Air Force Base, GA
    Robins Air Force Base, GA
    06/28/2020
    06/28/2020
    $30,113
    $30,113
    06/28/2020
    Aerospace Engineering Series
    Aerospace Engineering Series
    Poway, CA
    Poway, CA
    06/28/2020
    06/28/2020
    $30,113
    $30,113
    06/28/2020
    Aerospace Engineering Series
    Aerospace Engineering Series
    Seattle, WA
    Seattle, WA
    06/28/2020
    06/28/2020
    $30,113
    $30,113
    06/28/2020