Aerospace engineer earnings by seniority

90th percentile

Top-level aerospace engineer earnings begin at:

$80.95 per hour

$168,370 per year

75th percentile

Senior-level aerospace engineer earnings begin at:

$73.53 per hour

$152,950 per year

50th percentile

Mid-level aerospace engineer earnings begin at:

$58.78 per hour

$122,270 per year

25th percentile

Junior-level aerospace engineer earnings begin at:

$46.22 per hour

$96,130 per year

10th percentile

Starting level aerospace engineer earnings begin at:

$37.23 per hour

$77,440 per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

Aerospace engineer salary by state

State Name Average Salary
Louisiana $99,980
South Carolina $99,980
Delaware $99,800
Iowa $99,800
Kansas $99,040
Indiana $97,510
Oklahoma $97,510
New Hampshire $96,960
West Virginia $90,900
Illinois $89,430
Nevada $88,150
Oregon $82,090
Wisconsin $81,010
Minnesota $78,500
Mississippi $78,270
Michigan $77,750
Montana $71,810
Idaho $61,240
Puerto Rico $59,960
Nebraska $163,360
District of Columbia $144,250
Maryland $131,590
Colorado $131,580
Massachusetts $131,400
Washington $131,400
Arizona $130,850
California $128,660
Virginia $128,560
Alabama $123,800
Kentucky $122,920
Ohio $121,600
New Jersey $121,110
Hawaii $120,390
New Mexico $120,380
Missouri $116,430
Texas $108,920
Utah $105,460
North Carolina $105,040
Connecticut $102,910
Georgia $102,910
Pennsylvania $102,750
New York $101,990
Florida $101,490
Alaska $100,290
Tennessee $100,220

How do aerospace engineer salaries compare to similar careers?

Aerospace engineers earn about the same as related careers in the United States. On average, they make less than computer hardware engineers but more than electrical engineers.

Career Median Salary
Computer hardware engineer salary $128K
Aerospace engineer salary $122K
Chemical engineer salary $106K
Nuclear engineer salary $120K
Sales engineer salary $104K
Electrical engineer salary $100K

Source: CareerExplorer (Aggregated)