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Flight Test Engineer Salary

Average Yearly Salary
Updated May 18, 2020
$120,000
$84,000
$120,000
$172,000
Flight test engineers in the United States make an average salary of $120,723 per year or $58.04 per hour. People on the lower end of that spectrum, the bottom 10% to be exact, make roughly $84,000 a year, while the top 10% makes $173,000. As most things go, location can be critical. North Dakota, Minnesota, Maine, Utah, and Alaska provide the highest flight test engineer salaries.
Best Paying Cities
Duluth, MN
$144,752
Tucson, AZ
$132,682
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Map of Flight Test Engineer Salaries

The darker areas on the map show where Flight Test Engineers earn the highest salaries across all 50 states.

Average Salary

Average Flight Test Engineer Salary By Location

While a flight test engineer can average a salary of $120,723 per year, or $58.04 per hour, there are many opportunities for flight test engineers to make more. For example, in Duluth, MN you might make $144,752 per year. Other high-paying locations include Tucson, AZ, Fort Worth, TX and Everett, WA. If you're in an entry-level position, your best bet is to move to Duluth, MN where the average starting salary is $80,000. The highest paying states for flight test engineers include North Dakota, Minnesota and Maine. Meanwhile, Virginia, North Carolina, and Delaware offer the lowest salaries.

City
Average Salary
Duluth, MN
Duluth, MN
$144,752
$145k
Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
$132,682
$133k
Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth, TX
$129,071
$129k
Everett, WA
Everett, WA
$127,996
$128k
Rockford, IL
Rockford, IL
$127,995
$128k
Livermore, CA
Livermore, CA
$124,679
$125k
Huntsville, AL
Huntsville, AL
$121,039
$121k
Marietta, GA
Marietta, GA
$113,909
$114k
Columbus, MS
Columbus, MS
$113,593
$114k
Wichita, KS
Wichita, KS
$113,249
$113k

High Paying Flight Test Engineer Jobs

Average Flight Test Engineer Salary By Company

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 PDS Tech and Rolls-Royce North America as they offer the highest salaries for flight test engineers.

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Flight Test Engineer Salary History

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    Flight Test Engineer Salary By Experience Level

    The salary for a flight test 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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