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 $80,154 to $187,677. 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 September 26, 2019.

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Job TitleEngineering Test Pilot IV Experience7 + EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$125,000  
66.60%
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Pilots model aircraft to ensure compliance with federal regulations and product specifications. Ensures operational functionality and pilot and passenger safety. Recommends changes to cockpit or aircr More

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Test Pilot IV
Maintenance Test Pilot IV
Job TitleEngineering Test Pilot Team Leader Experience EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$187,700  
100.01%
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Oversees pilots who test model aircraft to ensure compliance with federal regulations and product specifications. Determines if model is suitable for flying and testing. Organizes scheduling for testi More

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Test Pilot Manager
Maintenance Test Pilot Team Leader
Job TitleEngineering Test Pilot V Experience10 + EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$174,300  
92.87%
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Pilots model aircraft to ensure compliance with federal regulations and product specifications. Ensures operational functionality and pilot and passenger safety. Recommends changes to cockpit or aircr More

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Test Pilot V
Maintenance Test Pilot V
Job TitleEntry Aircraft Painter Experience0 - 1 EducationHigh School Avg. Salary$41,720  
22.23%
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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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Aircraft Painter I
Aircraft Parts Painter I
Job TitleEntry Level Aerospace Engineer Experience0 - 2 EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$74,102  
39.48%
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Designs and supervises the construction of aircraft and aerospace products as well as associated parts such as airframe, auxiliaries, communication equipment, controls, fuselage, and powerplant. Analy More

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Aerospace Engineer I
Aviation Engineer I
Aeronautical Engineer I
Aerospace Engineer, Entry
Job TitleEntry Physicist Experience0 - 2 EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$66,700  
35.54%
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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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Physicist I
Job TitleIndustrial Design/Model Maker Experience1 - 3 EducationHigh School Avg. Salary$62,900  
33.52%
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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
Junior Model Maker
Model Builder
Job TitleIndustrial Design/Senior Model Maker Experience2 - 5 EducationHigh School Avg. Salary$74,700  
39.80%
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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.
Senior Model Builder
Job TitleInterior Aircraft Assembly Manager Experience EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$144,344  
76.91%
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Manages the interior fabrication of aircraft including mechanics, the fitting of sub-assemblies to the aircraft, and final aircraft interior production. Ensures compliance with all engineering, FAA, a More

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Aircraft Completions Manager
Job TitleInterior Aircraft Assembly Supervisor Experience3 - 5 EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$91,099  
48.54%
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Supervises interior fabrication of aircraft including mechanics, the fitting of sub-assemblies to the aircraft, and final aircraft interior production. Ensures compliance with all engineering, FAA, an More

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Aircraft Completions Supervisor

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