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Aerospace Engineer Salary in Sector of Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

The salary statistics of aerospace engineers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services are shown in Table 1. In Table 2 we compare aerospace engineer salaries in different industries within the professional, scientific, and technical services sector.

Average Annual Salary of Aerospace Engineers

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$67,150
25th Percentile Wage
$81,070
50th Percentile Wage
$106,750
75th Percentile Wage
$138,080
90th Percentile Wage
$167,800

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for aerospace engineers in the industry sector of professional, scientific, and technical services. 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 $167,800. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $106,750. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent paid aerospace engineers is $67,150.

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 professional, scientific, and technical services from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
2016106,7501.65%-1.45%
2015104,9901.03%-
2014103,910-1.84%-
2013105,820-2.34%-
2012108,300--

Compare Aerospace Engineer Salary in Different Industries within the Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services Sector

The average salaries of aerospace engineers in eight industries in the professional, scientific, and technical services 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 scientific research and development services industry with an annual salary $111,070. The lowest paying industry is the testing laboratories industry (annual salary $99,950). For detailed aerospace engineer salary information in a particular industry, use the links provided below.

Industry Name Median Annual Salary
Scientific Research and Development Services
$111,070
Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences
$111,070
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$106,750
Engineering Services
$106,320
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services
$105,810
Computer Systems Design and Related Services
$102,080
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
$101,020
Testing Laboratories
$99,950

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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