Three years ago, when we started covering aerospace engineering, we knew that this job would pay $50,000-60,000 a year.
Now, thanks to the explosion of companies hiring more engineers, we’re seeing that engineers earn $40,000-$50,00 a year and that aerospace engineers earn between $70,000 and $100,000 annually.
What is the median hourly wage for aerospace engineers?
We analyzed the annual median hourly earnings of aerospace engineers to learn more.
For each year we have data on aerospace engineers’ salaries, we compared their median hourly wages to the median annual earnings of workers in their industry.
We also compared the median weekly earnings of engineers to the average weekly earnings for all workers in that industry.
What we found was that aerospace engineering is a very high-paying job.
We know this because the median pay for aerospace engineering workers is over $100k per year.
In fact, the median salary for aerospace workers is $70k per month.
But aerospace engineers have more than double the median yearly salary of all workers.
How much does an aerospace engineer make?
Here’s how much they earn: Aerospace engineers earn a median hourly salary of $41.40.
That’s almost $15 per hour, or almost $10.80 per hour.
That is more than $30,000 per year!
Aerospace engineers are also well compensated for their work.
They earn $43.90 an hour, about $18.80 an hour more than all other workers.
Their median annual salary is just over $50k, which is nearly $35,000.
And when you factor in the fact that they’re also highly compensated, they’re earning $80,000 more than their colleagues in other industries.
Aerospace engineers make more than other engineers, too.
According to our research, aerospace engineers are more likely to hold a bachelor’s degree than other engineering occupations, and their median annual wage is just under $70K.
However, that’s only a fraction of their average annual pay.
Aerospace engineering is also highly educated, with an average bachelor’s in aerospace engineering (or more) coming in at a whopping 97% and a high school diploma being more common than a high-school diploma.
Aerospace Engineering Pay: How Much Does an Aerospace Engineer Make?
What’s the median income for aerospace engineer?
According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, aerospace engineer salary ranges from $40-60K.
For a typical aerospace engineer, that number is just shy of $100K.
What are the median starting salaries for aerospace professionals?
According the Bureau, aerospace engineering salaries range from $65K-80K, and that’s just shy to $100-125K.
These are the starting salaries that aerospace engineer employees typically earn.
What kinds of aerospace engineering jobs are there?
We found that aerospace workers are more often found in manufacturing, manufacturing-related occupations, engineering, and other industries that require engineering skills.
Aerospace workers also have a high percentage of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) degrees.
Aerospace engineer salaries tend to increase as companies expand their production and the demand for engineers grows.
Aerospace and aerospace engineering industries are also home to some of the largest companies in the United States, with aerospace and aerospace jobs making up more than half of all manufacturing jobs in the country.
Here’s a look at the top 10 aerospace and aeronautical engineering companies by gross revenue: Aerospace and aeronic engineer salaries vary greatly from company to company, with the average salary for an aerospace and aviation engineer starting at $80K.
That means the average employee in aerospace and/or aeronic engineering makes between $100M and $140M annually.
These companies are also very competitive.
The companies that make up the top five aerospace andaeronautical engineer companies, such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, and Pratt & Austin, are all among the largest in the U.S. The biggest companies in aerospace, like Boeing and Lockheed Martin have had great success in recent years, earning billions of dollars in profits in the last two years.
Are aerospace engineers getting a raise?
It’s true that the median base pay for a aerospace engineer has increased since 2011, but it’s not the same as the median full-time salary.
The median full time salary for a typical astronaut or engineer is around $65,000, but a typical NASA engineer earns between $120K and $160K.
The full-timers in aerospace also tend to earn significantly less than the astronauts and engineers in the other professions.
So while there are still some salaries out there, these figures are pretty accurate.
What’s your take on the average aerospace engineer paycheck?
What are some of your biggest takeaways from this?
Aerospace engineering salaries have risen substantially over the last few years, but are still way below the industry average.
This is especially true for engineers in aerospace.
Engineers are paid less than other industries because of