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 Wages vary from company to company, region to region, and even state to state. Wages can even be different within the same company based on location or even seniority (length of employ/union rules).  Alternatively, the amount earned after five (5) years or more is often much different than what you earn in the first year.  Use these pages to discover the reality of "First Year Earnings" in the aviation industry.

The aviation industry offers career opportunities to suit many interests and backgrounds. As aviation remains an integral part of our society, there is still a growing need for qualified personnel. Avjobs Aviation Career Salary, Wages and Pay provides this look at salaries, wages and pay in aviation the aviation industry for you as you plan for your future.

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Sample Job and Salaries

Aerospace Engineers

As a specialized sub discipline under mechanical engineering, aerospace engineers are some of the most highly paid engineers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) aerospace engineers in 2009 could expect starting salaries of roughly $56,000. The rate of pay increases quickly from there – The median aerospace engineering salary in 2009 was nearly $95,000 and the top ten percent of aerospace engineers in the same year made over $137,000 per year – one of the highest rates of pay in any engineering discipline.

Atmospheric and Space Scientists

The Bureau of Labor Statistics ( reports that 8,800 jobs for atmospheric and Space Scientists existed in 2006; in addition, 90,000 jobs existed in the aerospace engineering field, which includes those who work in Space Science-related engineering fields. Those looking to teach subjects related to Space Science should have ample job opportunities since science teachers are in demand. According to the BLS, as of May 2008, median salaries for atmospheric and Space Scientists were $81,290 and median salaries for aeronautical engineers were $92,250. According to Careeroverview (, the median salary for atmospheric and Space Science teachers was $69,300.

Aircraft Maintenance Technicians

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in May 2008, aircraft maintenance technicians earned an average annual salary of $51,390. Generally, technicians who work on jets for major airlines earn more than those working on other aircraft. And those who graduate from aircraft maintenance technician schools often earn higher starting salaries than those who are trained in the armed forces or on the job. Plus, aircraft maintenance technicians and their immediate families receive reduced-fare transportation on their own and most other airlines.

(ALL) Aviation and Aerospace Careers

Aviation Salary (Avjobs Aviation Career Salary, Wages and Pay) is your source for up-to-date airline, airport, aerospace, and all other aviation industry "New Hire" salary, wage, and pay information.  Our parent company ( also provides, job posting information for over 8000 Aviation Companies worldwide.  These pages contain current salaried & hourly "New Hire" earnings as reported by participating aviation employers.  This is what aviation employers are offering to new hire employees today.

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