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Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technician Salary Information

The salary statistics of aerospace engineering and operations technicians are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of aerospace engineering and operations technicians within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The aerospace engineering and operations technicians annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$43,050
25th Percentile Wage
$53,910
50th Percentile Wage
$67,240
75th Percentile Wage
$81,730
90th Percentile Wage
$102,960

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for aerospace engineering and operations technicians. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) aerospace engineering and operations technicians is $102,960. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $67,240. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $43,050. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 139% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

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

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$67,240
-1.16% 8.49%
2016
$68,020
2.71% -
2015
$66,180
3.63% -
2014
$63,780
1.72% -
2013
$62,680
1.83% -
2012
$61,530
- -

Table 2. Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of aerospace engineering and operations technicians in 5 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for aerospace engineering and operations technicians occupations is the professional, scientific, and technical services sector with an annual salary $69,350. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $55,570).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$69,350
Manufacturing
$65,980
Transportation and Warehousing
$61,450
Educational Services
$59,300
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$55,570

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians by States

From the above tables we note that not only aerospace engineering and operations technicians salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of aerospace engineering and operations technicians in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $47,690 to $88,410. The highest paying state for aerospace engineering and operations technicians is Washington with a median annual salary of $88,410. The lowest paying state is Pennsylvania with a median annual salary of $47,690. For more salary information of aerospace engineering and operations technicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Washington
$88,410
Mississippi
$84,220
Indiana
$73,940
Hawaii
$71,940
Maryland
$71,890
Colorado
$71,610
New York
$70,090
Ohio
$69,860
California
$69,690
Tennessee
$69,480
Kentucky
$68,600
Oklahoma
$68,550
Virginia
$68,190
New Mexico
$67,690
Missouri
$67,200
Minnesota
$64,670
New Jersey
$64,570
Connecticut
$64,350
Louisiana
$64,320
Kansas
$63,960
Arizona
$62,720
North Dakota
$61,670
Iowa
$61,280
Utah
$60,420
Texas
$60,370
Nevada
$58,930
North Carolina
$58,750
Florida
$58,100
Oregon
$57,820
District of Columbia
$57,730
Illinois
$57,320
Michigan
$56,930
Arkansas
$56,800
Alabama
$55,720
Georgia
$54,850
Pennsylvania
$47,690



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