Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians Salary and Wages

Wage Rate Low (<10%) Median (50%) High (>90%)
Hourly Wage $18.76 $30.14 $43.06
Annual Wage $40,000 $62,700 $89,600
  • "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
As their name suggests, aerospace engineering and operations technicians are responsible for operating sensitive equipment for testing aircrafts and spacecrafts. They also maintain, install and calibrate testing equipment. These technicians work with communication systems, computer systems, measurement instruments, simulators and calibration equipment. More frequently aerospace engineering technicians are required run computer simulations and test new aircraft and equipment designs.

In May 2012, the median annual wage for aerospace engineering and operations technicians was just over $61,500. The lowest ten percent earned less than $40,000, while the top ten percent earned over $87,000 a year.

The annual compensation for aerospace engineering and operations technicians for the top five industries that employ these professions are as follows:

Schedule air transportation $68,000
Aerospace parts and products $66,000
Navigational, measuring, electromedical, and control instruments manufacturing $60,000
Architectural, engineering, and related services $56,000
Communications equipment manufacturing $55,800
The map below shows the mean annual wage for aerospace engineering and operations technicians across the United States.

One of the best way to prepare for a career in aerospace engineering or to become an operations technician is to earn a degree. Earning an accredited degree in a relevant subject will also increase your earning potential and help qualify you for career advancement opportunities as an engineer or technician.

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