Aerospace and Defense Salary Survey

The Aerospace and Defense Salary Survey reports compensation data for 117 benchmark jobs related to manufacturing complete aircraft, missiles, or space vehicles; manufacturing aerospace engines, propulsion units, auxiliary equipment or parts; developing and making prototypes of aerospace products; aircraft conversion; and complete aircraft or propulsion systems overhaul and rebuilding. The industry survey is available by geographic area (US Region or US National) for $589.

The Aerospace and Defense Salary Survey documents market-based pay data for 8 executive and 109 non-management salary benchmark jobs from up to three databases: digitized public sources, ERI Assessor Series data, and direct participants. The following information is reported for each job title (salary data are shown in means, medians, and percentile cuts):

  • Annual Salary
  • Incentive/Variable Pay
  • Total Direct Annual Compensation
  • Job Description
  • Graph with a Trend Line and Data Points
  • Selected Characteristics of the Occupation (SCO)

Survey information is solicited through traditional mail, email, and online questionnaires. Each data submission is thoroughly screened by our team of experienced researchers prior to inclusion in a survey. No attempt is made to alter incumbent data as reported other than to normalize collected compensation amounts to a common date. Data collection begins October and ends March. Survey results are published annually in July, with an effective data date of March 31 of the given survey year.

  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Aerodynamicist
  • Aeronautical Engineer
  • Aeronautical Sales Engineer
  • Aircraft Body Repairer
  • Aircraft Engine Mechanic
  • Aircraft Engine Sales Representative
  • Fluid Power Mechanic
  • Forklift Operator
  • Fuel Attendant
  • Fuel Injection Servicer
  • Government Affairs Manager
  • Government Affairs Representative
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Internal Auditor
  • Accountant
  • Accounting Clerk
  • Accounting Manager
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Aerodynamicist
  • Aeronautical Engineer
  • Aeronautical Sales Engineer
  • Aircraft Body Repairer
  • Aircraft Engine Mechanic
  • Aircraft Engine Sales Representative
  • Aircraft Equipment & Parts Sales Representative
  • Aircraft Inspector
  • Aircraft Maintenance Person
  • Aircraft Mechanic
  • Aircraft Mechanic for Props
  • Aircraft Mechanic Jet
  • Aircraft Navigator
  • Aircraft Pilot Jet
  • Aircraft Pilot Non-Jet
  • Aircraft Sales Representative
  • Airplane Inspector
  • Assembler Product (Bench)
  • Assembly Supervisor
  • Avionics Mechanic
  • Building & Facilities Manager
  • Buyer/Purchasing Agent
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Chief Marketing & Sales Officer
  • Chief Operating Officer
  • Cleaner Transportation Vehicles
  • Computer Programmer
  • Copilot Jet
  • Copilot Non-Jet
  • Cost Estimator
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Customer Service Representative (General Calls)
  • Customer Service Representative (Specialized Calls)
  • Data Warehouse Manager
  • Design Engineering Manager
  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Distribution Supervisor
  • Documentation Supervisor
  • Drafter (Simple)
  • Drafter Aeronautical
  • Drafting Supervisor
  • Electrical Drafter
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrical Engineering Technician
  • Electronics Assembler
  • Electronics Technician
  • Electronics Tester
  • Engineering Manager
  • Engineering Technician
  • Financial Analyst
  • Fleet Manager
  • Flight Engineer
  • Fluid Power Mechanic
  • Forklift Operator
  • Fuel Attendant
  • Fuel Injection Servicer
  • Government Affairs Manager
  • Government Affairs Representative
  • Human Resources Assistant
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Internal Auditor
  • Janitor
  • Labor Relations Manager
  • Logistics Engineer
  • Lubrication Technician
  • Machine Assembler
  • Maintenance Worker
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Manufacturing Engineering Manager
  • Manufacturing Manager
  • Marketing Manager
  • Materials Handler
  • Materials Manager
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Payroll Clerk
  • Payroll Manager
  • PC Specialist
  • Procurement Analyst
  • Product Development Engineer
  • Production Engineer
  • Production Planner
  • Production Planning & Control Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Quality Control Engineer
  • Quality Control Inspector
  • Quality Control Manager
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Receiving Clerk
  • Receptionist
  • Safety Manager
  • SAP Analyst
  • Security Officer
  • Server Administrator
  • Server Manager
  • Shipping & Receiving Clerk
  • Shipping & Receiving Supervisor
  • Storage Administrator
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Supply Clerk
  • Systems Analyst
  • Technical Writer
  • Top Engineering Officer
  • Traffic Agent
  • Traffic Director
  • Traffic Manager
  • Vehicle Maintenance Scheduler
  • Vendor Management Analyst
  • Vendor Management Director
  • Warehouse Manager
  • Warehouse Materials Handler
  • AAR CORP
  • AEROVIRONMENT INC
  • AIR INDUSTRIES GROUP
  • ALLIED MOTION TECHNOLOGIES
  • ASTRONICS CORP
  • ASTROTECH CORP
  • B/E AEROSPACE INC
  • BARNES GROUP INC
  • BREEZE-EASTERN CORP
  • BUTLER NATIONAL CORP
  • KAMAN CORP
  • LAI INTERNATIONAL, INC.
  • LMI AEROSPACE INC
  • MOOG INC
  • OAKRIDGE HOLDINGS INC
  • ORION INDUSTRIES
  • PARKER HANNIFIN CORP
  • PASSUR AEROSPACE INC
  • SPECIALTY SYSTEMS, INC.
  • SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS HOLDINGS INC
  • AAR CORP
  • AEROVIRONMENT INC
  • AIR INDUSTRIES GROUP
  • ALLIED MOTION TECHNOLOGIES
  • ASTRONICS CORP
  • ASTROTECH CORP
  • B/E AEROSPACE INC
  • BARNES GROUP INC
  • BREEZE-EASTERN CORP
  • BUTLER NATIONAL CORP
  • CPI AEROSTRUCTURES INC
  • CRANE CO
  • DUCOMMUN INC
  • EATON AEROSPACE GROUP
  • ERICKSON INC
  • GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP
  • GENERAL ELECTRIC CO
  • HEICO CORP
  • INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS AND SUPPORT INC
  • KAMAN CORP
  • LAI INTERNATIONAL, INC.
  • LMI AEROSPACE INC
  • MOOG INC
  • OAKRIDGE HOLDINGS INC
  • ORION INDUSTRIES
  • PARKER HANNIFIN CORP
  • PASSUR AEROSPACE INC
  • SPECIALTY SYSTEMS, INC.
  • SPIRIT AEROSYSTEMS HOLDINGS INC
  • TEXTRON INC
  • THE BOEING COMPANY
  • TRANSDIGM GROUP INC
  • TRIUMPH GROUP INC
  • UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORP
  • VISION-SCIENCES INC
  • WESCO AIRCRAFT HOLDINGS INC
  • WILLIS LEASE FINANCE CORP
  • WOODWARD INC

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