Aerospace Engineer Salary and Wage Information

Wage Rate Low (<10%) Median (50%) High (>90%)
Hourly Wage $31.30 $49.90 $72.40
Annual Wage $65,100 $104,000 $151,000
  • "Low (<10%)" indicates that 10% of workers earned less and 90% earned more.
  • "Median (50%)" indicates that 50% of workers earned less and 50% earned more.
  • "High (>90%)" indicates that 90% of workers earned less and 10% earned more.
  • "N/A" indicates that data in not available
*The annual salary and wage data presented above represents U.S, Based workers with full-time employment and year-round schedules.

Additional Information
Aerospace Engineers design, construct, and test aircraft, missiles, satellites, missiles, and spacecraft. May conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture. They may also recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques.

In May 2012, the median annual wage for aerospace engineers was just over $103,500. The lowest ten percent earned less than $65,000, while the top ten percent earned over $150,000 a year.

The annual compensation for aerospace engineers for the top five industries that employ these professions are as follows:

Federal government $110,800
Scientific research and development $109,700
Navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing $107,500
Architectural, engineering, and related services $102,700
Aerospace parts manufacturing $97,500
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