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Aerospace Engineer Salary Information in Washington

The average annual and hourly salaries for aerospace engineers in the state of Washington are shown in Table 1 and Table 2, respectively. The comparison of the salary statistics of aerospace engineers amongst Washington cities is shown in Table 3. The salary statistics are based on the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1 & 2. Annual & Hourly Salary of Aerospace Engineers in Washington

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$71,170
25th Percentile Wage
$86,500
50th Percentile Wage
$107,440
75th Percentile Wage
$130,050
90th Percentile Wage
$152,830

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for aerospace engineers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is $152,830. The median (50th percentile) annual salary is $107,440. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $71,170.

Percentile BracketAverage Hourly Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$34.22
25th Percentile Wage
$41.59
50th Percentile Wage
$51.65
75th Percentile Wage
$62.53
90th Percentile Wage
$73.47

Table 2 shows the average hourly salary for aerospace engineers in Washington in 5 percentile scales. The average hourly salary for the 90th percentile is $73.47. The median hourly salary is $51.65. The average hourly salary for the bottom 10 percent is $34.22.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of aerospace engineers from 2012 to 2016. Note that there is no salary data for some years between 2012 and 2016.

YearMedian Salary Growth2-Year Growth
2014107,4403.74%6.53%
2013103,4202.90%-
2012100,420--

Table 3. Median Annual Salary of Aerospace Engineers in Washington Cities

Table 3 shows the median annual salary of aerospace engineers in some Washington cities and metropolitan areas. We note that the median annual salary of aerospace engineers in state of Washington ranges from $86,120 to $103,520. The highest paying area for aerospace engineers in Washington is Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue with a median annual salary of $103,520. The second highest paying city/area in Washington State is Seattle-Bellevue-Everett (mean annual salary $103,400). The lowest paying area is Spokane with a median annual salary of $86,120.

Cities/Areas Median Annual Salary
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue
$103,520
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett
$103,400
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro
$94,800
Spokane
$86,120


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