Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technician Salary in Sector of Manufacturing

The salary statistics of aerospace engineering and operations technicians in the industry sector of manufacturing are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare aerospace engineering and operations technician salaries in different industries within the manufacturing sector.

Average Annual Salary of Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$44,050
25th Percentile Wage
$54,640
50th Percentile Wage
$65,980
75th Percentile Wage
$79,560
90th Percentile Wage
$97,280

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for aerospace engineering and operations technicians 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 engineering and operations technicians is $97,280. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $65,980. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid aerospace engineering and operations technicians is $44,050.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$65,980
-4.79% 5.30%
2016
$69,140
1.14% -
2015
$68,350
0.19% -
2014
$68,220
3.59% -
2013
$65,770
5.00% -
2012
$62,480
- -

Compare Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technician Salary in Different Industries within the Manufacturing Sector

The average salaries of aerospace engineering and operations technicians in twelve 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 engineering and operations technician occupations is the communications equipment manufacturing industry with an annual salary $73,870. The lowest paying industry is the other miscellaneous manufacturing industry (annual salary $47,080). For detailed aerospace engineering and operations technician salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Communications Equipment Manufacturing
$73,870
Computer and Peripheral Equipment Manufacturing
$68,610
Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing
$67,930
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing
$67,910
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing
$65,730
Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
$65,710
Machinery Manufacturing
$61,480
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing
$53,650
Other Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$50,650
Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
$50,450
Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$47,370
Other Miscellaneous Manufacturing
$47,080

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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