Browse Average Salary Ranges for Aerospace and Defense Jobs

What are the average salary ranges for jobs in the Aerospace and Defense? There are 148 jobs in Aerospace and Defense category. Average salaries can vary and range from $66,881 to $188,239. Salary ranges can differ significantly depending on the job, industry, location, required experience, specific skills, education, and other factors... Salaries listed below are U.S. national averages data from November 25, 2019.

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Job Title Experience EDUCATION Avg. Salary  
Job TitlePhysicist I Experience0 - 2 EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$66,881  
84.91%
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Researches subjects such as mechanics, heat, light, sound, electricity, pneumatics, magnetism, and radiation. Develops laws and theories of physics for their application to specific industries and fie More

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Entry Physicist
Job TitleSenior Aircraft Assembly Mechanic Experience2 - 5 EducationHigh School Avg. Salary$57,700  
73.26%
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Assembles major structures and subassemblies such as bulkheads, fuselage panels, rudders, flaps, and stabilizers. Also responsible for filing, burring, crimping, framing, drilling, and reaming. May be More

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Structural Assembler, Sr.
Senior Aircraft Structures Mechanic
Job TitleSenior Aircraft Structures Mechanic Experience2 - 5 EducationHigh School Avg. Salary$57,660  
73.21%
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Assembles major structures and subassemblies such as bulkheads, fuselage panels, rudders, flaps, and stabilizers. Also responsible for filing, burring, crimping, framing, drilling, and reaming. May be More

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Structural Assembler, Sr.
Senior Aircraft Assembly Mechanic
Job TitleSenior Model Builder Experience2 - 5 EducationHigh School Avg. Salary$74,970  
95.18%
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Creates, designs, and constructs tools and parts in a variety of materials such as wood and plastic. Uses blueprints, drawings, and/or CAD designs to create models according to established specificati More

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Model Maker, Sr.
Industrial Design/Senior Model Maker
Job TitleStructural Assembler Experience1 - 3 EducationHigh School Avg. Salary$52,787  
67.02%
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Assembles major structures and subassemblies such as bulkheads, fuselage panels, rudders, flaps, and stabilizers. Also responsible for filing, burring, crimping, framing, drilling, and reaming. May be More

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Aircraft Assembly Mechanic
Aircraft Structures Mechanic
Job TitleStructural Assembler, Sr. Experience2 - 5 EducationHigh School Avg. Salary$57,657  
73.20%
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Assembles major structures and subassemblies such as bulkheads, fuselage panels, rudders, flaps, and stabilizers. Also responsible for filing, burring, crimping, framing, drilling, and reaming. May be More

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Senior Aircraft Assembly Mechanic
Senior Aircraft Structures Mechanic
Job TitleAircraft Electrician Experience3 - 5 EducationHigh School Avg. Salary$65,546  
83.22%
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Installs and repairs electrical wiring and/or cable on aircraft in adherence to established specifications. Cuts and strips wire, insulates connections, and performs all other duties necessary in the More

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Avionics/ Electrical Technician
Aviation Electrician
Job TitleAircraft Inspector II Experience2 - 5 EducationHigh School Avg. Salary$70,500  
89.51%
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Inspects aircraft, aircraft systems, equipment, and parts to ensure safe flying and conformance to specifications and government regulations and procedures. Oversees part installation and inspects adj More

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Flight Inspector II
Job TitleAircraft Inspector III Experience5 - 7 EducationHigh School Avg. Salary$78,400  
99.54%
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Inspects aircraft, aircraft systems, equipment, and parts to ensure safe flying and conformance to specifications and government regulations and procedures. Oversees part installation and inspects adj More

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Flight Inspector III
Job TitleAircraft Painter II Experience1 - 3 EducationHigh School Avg. Salary$50,403  
63.99%
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Applies pre-mixed and blended paint or coating to interior and exterior of assembled aircraft or parts. Prepares surfaces for painting and protects painted surfaces from erosion. Requires a high schoo More

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Intermediate Aircraft Painter
Aircraft Parts Painter II

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