Flight Engineer Salary

flight-engineer-salary-chart-template.jpgFlight engineers are flight crews that operate and monitor aircraft systems, such as airplanes, spacecraft, and helicopters. They are not pilots but work alongside them.

Salary

The average annual salary of flight engineers is $128,760. The lowest 10% of them earns at most $66,970, and the highest 10% earns $187,199. The median salary is $114,200.

The best industries for work include scheduled air transportation (57,840 employed at $130,410 on average); the federal executive branch (3,400; $97,470); and support activities for air transportation (600; $88,310). The top paying industry is scheduled air transportation, previously mentioned.

The top paying states are New York ($164,610), Hawaii ($153,240), and Kentucky ($145,650).

Job Outlook

The job outlook of flight engineers is expected to decline by 7% between 2012 and 2022. This decline is attributed to the fact that scheduled airlines will attempt to increase average passengers aboard and decreasing flight numbers. Routes with low demand will be limited or eliminated. These changes to the industry will decrease the number of workers needed. Most job opportunities will be limited to replacing flight engineers that retire.

Flight Engineer Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alabama $58,040 $90,020 $119,270 $93,540
Alaska $57,970 $114,160 NA $140,850
Arkansas $68,820 $95,460 $115,820 $93,170
California $69,690 $113,360 $182,160 $120,720
Colorado $37,630 $94,500 $128,350 $89,930
Connecticut $50,030 $88,390 $120,780 $87,830
Florida $68,940 $114,870 NA $128,870
Georgia $72,020 $127,970 NA $138,820
Hawaii $52,890 $128,640 NA $153,240
Idaho $63,540 $89,200 $138,720 $93,930
Illinois $61,080 $112,800 NA $124,720
Indiana $57,360 $100,300 $175,000 $109,050
Iowa $75,680 $99,910 $121,130 $98,660
Kansas $55,450 $98,190 $130,260 $96,120
Kentucky $79,550 $93,900 NA $145,650
Louisiana $75,680 $96,270 $118,020 $95,850
Massachusetts $48,700 $122,230 NA $126,230
Minnesota $62,990 $102,790 $122,410 $102,070
Mississippi $71,100 $78,370 $111,810 $85,960
Missouri $74,060 $94,490 $124,650 $97,080
Montana $29,450 $68,820 $102,500 $66,600
New Hampshire $35,820 $93,180 $115,380 $83,740
New Jersey $96,140 $116,820 $146,780 $117,170
New Mexico $71,100 $90,020 $118,020 $92,190
New York $90,720 $151,780 NA $164,610
Ohio $28,640 $77,410 $117,650 $73,360
Oklahoma $71,100 $90,020 $125,700 $92,760
South Carolina $41,160 $86,190 $121,120 $80,800
Tennessee $30,320 $85,160 $170,210 $94,820
Texas $79,140 $119,130 NA $141,690
Virginia $75,630 $98,890 $166,790 $107,970
Washington $82,970 $129,170 NA $137,980
West Virginia $50,510 $95,940 $118,030 $86,270
Wisconsin $46,310 $85,910 $111,820 $81,760