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 $144,344 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 Title Experience EDUCATION Avg. Salary  
Job TitleSenior Aircraft Assembly Mechanic Experience2 - 5 EducationHigh School Avg. Salary$57,500  
30.64%
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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$57,490  
30.63%
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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$74,700  
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.
Industrial Design/Senior Model Maker
Job TitleSenior Physicist Experience4 - 7 EducationMasters Avg. Salary$97,400  
51.90%
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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 III
Job TitleStructural Assembler Experience1 - 3 EducationHigh School Avg. Salary$52,630  
28.04%
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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$57,490  
30.63%
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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 TitleTest Pilot II Experience2 - 4 EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$80,154  
42.71%
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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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Maintenance Test Pilot II
Engineering Test Pilot II
Job TitleTest Pilot III Experience4 - 7 EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$115,323  
61.45%
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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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Maintenance Test Pilot III
Engineering Test Pilot III
Job TitleTest Pilot IV Experience7 + EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$124,973  
66.59%
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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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Engineering Test Pilot IV
Maintenance Test Pilot IV
Job TitleTest Pilot Manager Experience EducationBachelors Avg. Salary$187,677  
100.00%
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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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Engineering Test Pilot Team Leader
Maintenance Test Pilot Team Leader

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