Aerospace Engineer salary in the United States

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Based on 2,479 income tax records
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How much do Aerospace Engineers make?
The average total salary for a Aerospace Engineer is $85,500 per year. This is based on data from 2,479 TurboTax users who reported their occupation as Aerospace Engineer and includes taxable wages, tips, bonuses, and more. Aerospace Engineer salary can vary between $28,000 to $175,000 depending on factors including education, skills, experience, employer & location. Read more
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Aerospace Engineer salary by location

Aerospace Engineer salary by company

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SpaceX, Los Angeles County, CA
27 income tax records
$48K – $303K
Department Of The Interior, Harris County, TX
11 income tax records
$82K – $145K
California Institute Of, Los Angeles County, CA
18 income tax records
$49K – $247K
Blue Origin, King County, WA
23 income tax records
$92K – $170K
Gulfstream Aerospace, Chatham County, GA
11 income tax records
$76K – $145K
The Aerospace, Los Angeles County, CA
14 income tax records
$96K – $139K
Boeing, King County, WA
51 income tax records
$40K – $174K
Bell Textron, Tarrant County, TX
14 income tax records
$33K – $179K
Lockheed Martin, Los Angeles County, CA
19 income tax records
$69K – $193K
US Department Of Defense, St. Mary's County, MD
59 income tax records
$25K – $143K
Honeywell International, Maricopa County, AZ
10 income tax records
$50K – $153K
Raytheon Technologies, Pima County, AZ
13 income tax records
$47K – $175K
Dynetics, Madison County, AL
15 income tax records
$35K – $102K
Spirit AeroSystems, Sedgwick County, KS
16 income tax records
$29K – $116K

Aerospace Engineer demographics in United States

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53% are single
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47% are married
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32% have kids
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56% own a home

Effective Tax Rates for Aerospace Engineers in United States

2,479 full-time salaries from 2019
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The average salary for a aerospace engineer in the United States is $85,500 per year. Aerospace engineer salaries in the United States can vary between $28,000 to $175,000 and depend on various factors, including skills, experience, employer, bonuses, tips, and more.

This data is exclusive to Mint Salary and is based on 2,479 tax returns from TurboTax customers who reported their occupation as aerospace engineer.

The following companies offer the highest salaries for aerospace engineers in the United States: SpaceX ($148,000 a year), Department of The Interior ($120,000 a year), and California Institute Of ($116,500 a year).

The following cities offer the highest salaries for aerospace engineers in the United States: San Francisco Metro Area, CA ($117,500 a year), Savannah Metro Area, GA ($109,000 a year), and Philadelphia Metro Area, PA ($108,000 a year).
Total salary amounts here include total taxable wages, tips, prizes and other compensation. Salaries here are not representative of the total population and may reflect different levels of experience or education. Learn more
Total salary ranges shown here exclude outliers.