As we all know that Engineering is one of the most sort fields of a career in the world currently, but engineering has a lot of sub careers such as; chemical, civil, mechanical, mechatronics, aeronautic, etc. Among these engineering courses, we have the most sort for and the most paid for engineering careers. One of these categories aforementioned is Aeronautical Engineering. l will be talking about everything that Aeronautical Engineer Salary entails including career and criteria etc.
Who is an Aeronautical Engineer?
Aeronautical Engineering” is one of the most popular fields for students who wish to make their careers in aircraft, airplanes, jet planes, and space shuttles.
Aeronautical engineering is the deep study of “Aeronautics”. Aeronautics term has come from the ancient Greek word “Aer” which means ‘Air’ and “Nautike” which means ‘navigation of the air’.
It involves the study, design, and research of the machines or airplanes which move in the space and the air sphere of the earth.
Aeronautical engineers use their technical knowledge to design, construct, maintain and test aircraft and related systems.
This field is one of the best but challenging fields of engineering. It deals with the technology and development of aviation, defense, and exploration system.
Professionals who specialize in aeronautical and aerospace engineering are called Aerospace engineers. They design things that fly, such as combat jets, passenger airliners, intercontinental missiles, and communications satellites. They tend to work a standard 40-hour week unless deadlines force longer hours. Most aerospace engineers earn their salaries from offices. They also get their salaries from extra jobs they do either in the office or personal jobs.
Aeronautical Engineer Salary
The 68,510 aeronautical engineers in the U.S. earn an average salary of $112,010 per year or $58.85 per hour according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Salaries in aeronautical engineering could top $160,290 per year or $77.06 per hour. They could also fall to less than $69,150 per year or $33.24 per hour.
In Nigeria, Aeronautical Engineers earn up to 11 million per year.
China, they earn up to 19,700 CNY(minimum) to 55,000 CNY per month.
Canada, they earn up to $152,490 per year.
Note: Most of these salaries can vary, either based on the company they work for or the position or level they are.
Requirements To Become an Aeronautical Engineer
Aeronautical engineers must have a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering or another field of engineering or science related to aerospace systems. Aeronautical engineers who work on projects that are related to national defense may need a security clearance.
The best opportunities will go to those aerospace engineers who are trained in software, such as C++, or with experience specifically in stress and structural engineering.