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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$42,830
25th Percentile Wage
$53,870
50th Percentile Wage
$68,020
75th Percentile Wage
$84,230
90th Percentile Wage
$102,000

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 $102,000. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $68,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $42,830. It is noted that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 138% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of aerospace engineering and operations technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201668,0202.71%9.54%
201566,1803.63%-
201463,7801.72%-
201362,6801.83%-
201261,530--

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

The average salaries of aerospace engineering and operations technicians in 4 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 manufacturing sector with an annual salary $69,140. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $63,440).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Manufacturing
$69,140
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$67,230
Transportation and Warehousing
$64,400
Educational Services
$63,440

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 $78,060. The highest paying state for aerospace engineering and operations technicians is New York with a median annual salary of $78,060. 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
New York
$78,060
Indiana
$73,940
Oklahoma
$73,070
California
$72,080
Colorado
$72,050
Washington
$71,660
Ohio
$71,120
Connecticut
$70,820
Virginia
$70,240
Maryland
$70,150
Florida
$69,480
Missouri
$67,200
North Dakota
$61,670
Texas
$60,760
Oregon
$60,490
Alabama
$60,260
Kansas
$59,300
Nevada
$58,930
New Jersey
$58,700
District of Columbia
$57,730
Arizona
$57,390
Michigan
$56,930
Arkansas
$56,800
Illinois
$56,760
Georgia
$54,850
Tennessee
$54,540
Pennsylvania
$47,690


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