Aerospace Engineer Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

The salary statistics of aerospace engineers in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare aerospace engineer salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Aerospace Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$72,210
25th Percentile Wage
$88,720
50th Percentile Wage
$112,760
75th Percentile Wage
$139,790
90th Percentile Wage
$162,750

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for aerospace engineers in the industry sector of manufacturing. The salaries are shown in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) aerospace engineers is $162,750. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $112,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid aerospace engineers is $72,210.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of aerospace engineers in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$112,760
2.97% 11.64%
2016
$109,410
2.16% -
2015
$107,050
3.38% -
2014
$103,430
2.74% -
2013
$100,600
0.96% -
2012
$99,630
- -

Compare Aerospace Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of aerospace engineers in 14 industries in the manufacturing sector are shown below. We note that within this industry sector, the salaries vary among different industries. The highest paying industry for aerospace engineer occupations is the other electrical equipment and component manufacturing industry with an annual salary $116,280. The lowest paying industry is the motor vehicle parts manufacturing industry (annual salary $67,300). For detailed aerospace engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Other Electrical Equipment and Component Manufacturing
$116,280
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$114,430
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$113,730
Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
$112,790
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$112,600
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$112,560
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$109,960
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$102,480
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$101,600
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$99,900
Machinery Manufacturing
$99,720
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$97,440
Other General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing
$71,700
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$67,300

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].




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