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
$70,890
25th Percentile Wage
$86,790
50th Percentile Wage
$109,410
75th Percentile Wage
$133,950
90th Percentile Wage
$159,000

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.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

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.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016109,4102.16%8.94%
2015107,0503.38%-
2014103,4302.74%-
2013100,6000.96%-
201299,630--

Compare Aerospace Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

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
$112,790
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$112,640
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$111,650
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$108,920
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$108,880
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$108,220
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$105,920
Machinery Manufacturing
$98,980
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$97,440
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$94,050
Motor Vehicle Parts Manufacturing
$67,300

Data source: The national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].




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