Aerospace engineers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 2146  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Aerospace engineers research, design and develop aerospace vehicles, aerospace systems and their components, and perform duties related to their testing, evaluation, installation, operation and maintenance. They are employed by aircraft and spacecraft manufacturers, air transport carriers, and in government and educational and research institutions.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Aerodynamics Engineer
  • Aeronautical Engineer
  • Aeronautical Project Engineer
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Aerospace Engineer - Design And Development
  • Aerospace Engineer - Flight Operations
  • Aerospace Engineer - Flight Support
  • Aerospace Engineer - Flight Test
  • Aerospace Engineer - Mass Properties
  • Aerospace Engineer - Material Stress
  • Aerospace Engineer - Materials And Processes
  • Aerospace Engineer - Propulsion Systems
  • Aerospace Engineer - Systems
  • Aerospace Engineer - Systems Analysis
  • Aerospace Engineer - Weight And Balance
  • Aerospace Reliability Specialist
  • Aerospace Structural Engineer
  • Aerospace Systems Engineer
  • Aerospace Test Engineer
  • Aircraft Design Engineer
  • Engineer Weight Analyst - Aircraft Design
  • Propulsion Engineer - Aerospace Vehicles
  • Space Reliability Specialist
  • Stress Engineer - Aerospace
  • Structures Aerospace Engineer
  • Weight And Balance Engineer - Aerospace
  • Aerodynamics Engineer
  • Aeronautical Engineer
  • Aerospace Engineer
  • Aerospace Structural Engineer
  • Aerospace Systems Engineer
  • Aerospace Test Engineer
  • Aircraft Design Engineer
  • Stress Engineer - Aerospace

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for aerospace engineers.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate N/A
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma N/A
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $80,010
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level N/A
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $93,813
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $92,667
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for aerospace engineers.

Gender Median Income
Male $92,667
Female $93,887
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for aerospace engineers

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 20
25 to 34 years 120
35 to 44 years 115
45 to 54 years 210
55 to 64 years 155
65 to 74 years 30
75 years and over 10
Total 640
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for aerospace engineers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 150
Part Time 485
Total 635
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for aerospace engineers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 565
Female 85
Total 640
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for aerospace engineers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 585
Self Employed 55
Total 640
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for aerospace engineers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 615
Unemployed 25
Total 640
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for aerospace engineers. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 0
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 10
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 15
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 100
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 30
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 485
Total 635
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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