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.
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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 $159,000. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $109,410. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid aerospace engineers is $70,890.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of aerospace engineers in the industry sector of manufacturing from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
The average salaries of aerospace engineers in eleven 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 electrical equipment, appliance, and component manufacturing industry with an annual salary $112,790. 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|
|Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing|| |
|Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing|| |
|Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing|| |
|Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing|| |
|Transportation Equipment Manufacturing|| |
|Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing|| |
|Communications Equipment Manufacturing|| |
|Machinery Manufacturing|| |
|Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing|| |
|Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing|| |
|Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing|| |
Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 .