You can describe him as a creative, curious, team worker, good communicator, and a person who focuses on details. He is a person who has a passion for flying-machines. His life revolves around aircrafts, space shuttles, satellite and objects related to space. This specialized mechanical engineer is known for his excellent problem solving and mathematical skills. He is supposed to be up-to-date on new technologies. Yes, he is an aerospace engineer.

Aerospace Engineering isn’t an easy game. They deal with designing, developing, and testing of aircraft, spacecraft, and missiles,and supervise the manufacture of these products. They work for 40 hours a week, but many a time when project calls for long hours, they work with the same dedication. Half of their work life is spent in offices, laboratories and plants, and rest on site (outdoors). Sometimes, the work also demand travelling.

Aerospace Engineers can work both in government as well as private sectors. Some Government organisations who are always in search so aerospace engineers are Indian Space Research Organization, Civil Aviation Department, National Aeronautical Laboratory, Defence Research Development Laboratories, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Helicopter Corporation of India, etc. Private Institutes who provide jobs to Aerospace Engineers are various private airlines, flying clubs, aircraft manufacturers etc.

Salary of an Aerospace Engineer

The payscale offered to the Aerospace Engineers are very good. The average salary of an Aerospace engineer is around Rs 6 Lakhs. They also enjoy other allowances like retirement plans, medical benefits etc.

Salary in Rs (From) Salary in Rs (upto)
Salary 2.5 Lakhs 24.1 Lakhs
Bonus - 1 Lakhs
Profit Sharing - 4.9 Lakhs
Total 2.5 Lakhs 24.8 Lakhs

Salary offered to a fresher Aerospace Engineer in any government organisation can range in between Rs. 1 Lakh to 1.5 Lakhs per annum. He can get a hike in salary through promotions and tests.

In Private sectors, the salary offered to a fresher aerospace engineer is much more. It can be anything from Rs 1.2 Lakhs to 2 Lakhs. As the engineer gains experience, his salary can rise till Rs 35000 per month in just a couple of years.

It’s calculated that the job prospects for Aerospace Engineers will increase by 7% in coming years. There is a huge demand for aerospace engineers abroad as well. Many Indians are working as aerospace engineers in National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), R&D areas of the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Civil Aviation. An Aerospace Engineer (fresher) can earn Rs 75000 to 1 Lakhs monthly if he is working abroad. And it will increase with increase in his experience and skills.

Aerospace Engineering is among those career options which have a bright future and career growth.