Is the cost of this degree worth the salary it leads to?

After graduation, aerospace engineering graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $126,099, while the bottom 20% make closer to $59,083. The median grad salary is $86,315.

Aerospace Engineering graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering is $53,814, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $71,808.

This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:

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