Aerospace engineering

Chris Troncalli

The role of an aerospace engineer

The job of an aerospace engineer is to design and build innovative technologies that aid in the future of flight. On any given day, an aerospace engineer could be building anything from new wing designs for an airplane or a rocket engine that functions more efficiently.

Starting salary

The average starting salary for an aerospace engineer with a bachelors degree is around $53,400. Those with a masters receive around $62,460. And those with a Ph. D. receive about $73,800.

Aerospace engineers at work

Educational requirements

In order to be an entry level engineer, one must at least have a bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering, however with the low demand for aerospace engineers, higher degrees such as a masters or doctors degree are strongly advised.