Aerospace Engineer Salary

aerospace-engineer-salary-chart-template.jpgAerospace engineers test, design, and construct flying crafts such as spacecraft, airplanes, and missile weapons.

Salary

The average salary of aerospace engineers is $104,810 a year. Their median salary is $103,720. The bottom 10% earns at most $65,450 while the top 10% earns at least $149,120. The best industries for employment are aerospace product and parts manufacturing (31,360 employed with an annual mean of $93,430); scientific research and development services (13,070; $111,380); and architectural, engineering, and related services (9,790; $ 106,960). The top paying industry is nonscheduled air transportation: $130,640 yearly on average.

The top paying states are Virginia ($124,760 annual mean), the District of Columbia ($121,560), and Idaho ($115,170).

Job Outlook

The job outlook of aerospace engineers is expected to increase at 7% between 2012 and 2022, or slower than average. This slowness can be attributed to the slow increase or decline in manufacturing industries.

Aerospace Engineer Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $70,050 $110,850 $150,260 $114,590
Arizona $44,120 $89,780 $133,210 $88,020
Arkansas $51,590 $68,680 $95,030 $71,480
California $70,240 $112,230 $158,020 $112,200
Colorado $63,670 $104,960 $157,480 $110,930
Connecticut $61,900 $89,850 $123,630 $90,820
Florida $45,080 $89,450 $125,160 $87,050
Georgia $73,400 $106,610 $146,210 $106,800
Idaho $65,790 $121,340 $164,790 $115,170
Illinois $66,610 $106,630 $146,690 $105,820
Indiana $62,250 $87,840 $114,750 $87,730
Kansas $63,760 $94,680 $130,750 $94,230
Kentucky $54,430 $89,290 $140,220 $91,740
Louisiana $79,110 $105,490 $145,570 $106,340
Maryland $72,910 $114,690 $153,280 $112,780
Massachusetts $77,530 $107,260 $156,710 $110,370
Michigan $59,190 $94,560 $150,480 $99,650
Minnesota $65,680 $94,760 $133,640 $97,520
Mississippi $71,100 $92,740 $119,250 $94,480
Missouri $65,350 $101,170 $136,390 $98,950
Nebraska $61,530 $91,650 $178,480 $107,560
Nevada $38,990 $77,750 $122,110 $83,300
New Jersey $80,920 $115,550 $153,190 $115,020
New Mexico $58,050 $93,810 $134,430 $94,030
New York $66,070 $102,640 $144,320 $103,440
North Carolina $60,530 $90,010 $129,040 $91,680
North Dakota $35,620 $80,750 $128,140 $80,320
Ohio $68,030 $99,500 $141,590 $101,670
Oklahoma $58,650 $92,020 $137,270 $94,680
Oregon $54,540 $88,160 $134,340 $89,400
Pennsylvania $61,670 $83,390 $119,460 $85,870
South Carolina $65,270 $88,500 $115,350 $88,410
Tennessee $62,710 $88,090 $116,220 $88,020
Texas $61,480 $106,490 $150,290 $105,020
Virginia $76,340 $126,130 $174,740 $124,760
Washington $72,190 $100,420 $140,770 $102,240
West Virginia $64,800 $106,930 $150,460 $106,560
Wisconsin $51,680 $63,190 $91,140 $66,800