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Aerospace engineering technician Average UK Salary & Prospects

Aerospace engineering technicians design, build, test and repair civil and military aircraft.

  • Confer with scientists, engineers, regulators, or others to plan or review projects or to provide technical assistance.  
  • Develop client relationships and communicate with clients to explain proposals, present research findings, establish specifications, or discuss project status.  
  • Plan or direct research, development, or production activities.  
  • Review
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Aerospace engineering technicians typically work around 40 to 42 hours per week.

As a Aerospace engineering technician you will typically work evenings / weekends.

This occupation tends to be:

  • Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
  • Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an
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    * from ONETonline
    Average salary
    35,905 GBP *
    per year
    20,000 GBP
    35,000 GBP
    5+ Experience
    * data taken from the Office of National Statistics (
    Average salary for Aerospace engineering technician

    Men make 14% more than Women
    85% of Aerospace engineering technicians are men
    • 36,556 GBP
    • 31,267 GBP
    Average salary for part-time Aerospace engineering technician
    Average salary for full-time Aerospace engineering technician

    • 22,170 GBP
    • 35,905 GBP
    • 31,267 GBP
    • 36,556 GBP
    Pay over time for Aerospace engineering technician

    Pay for this role has increased over time
    • 35,235 GBP
    • 36,135 GBP
    • 36,506 GBP
    • 36,448 GBP
    • 36,334 GBP
    • 35,905 GBP

    Future outlook for Aerospace engineering technicians

    Very good outlook
    81 000+ jobs available
    Balanced outlook
    0% yearly wage growth (on average)
    Very good outlook
    39% chance of automation in the future

    Aerospace engineering technician - Your future job?

    Which qualifications do I need?

    Find out what you need to know in order to become a Aerospace engineering technician and the highest average level of education for people in this role.

    In terms of people already doing this job:

    • 42% of people in this role have a Bachelor's degree
    • 26% of people in this role have a Doctoral degree
    • 17% of people in this role have a Master's degree

    You could do a college course like:

    • Level 3 Diploma in Mechanical Engineering
    • Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Engineering
    • Level 3 Diploma in Aerospace and Aviation Engineering

    These courses cover areas like CNC (computer numerical controlled) machining, computer aided design and maintenance work.

    Get the right qualification to begin your journey to becoming a Aerospace engineering technician


    What soft skills do I need?

    Rise above the competition by brushing up on the 5 most important soft skills you need to become a Aerospace engineering technician.
    Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience
    Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents
    Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively
    Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
    Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems

    What technical skills do I need?

    Technical skills are programmes, softwares and things you need to know in order to be a successful Aerospace engineering technician. Check that you know:
    Analytical or scientific software Laboratory information management system LIMS; SAS
    Data base user interface and query software Microsoft Access
    Electronic mail software Microsoft Outlook
    Graphics or photo imaging software Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
    Spreadsheet software IBM Lotus 1-2-3; Microsoft Excel
    Improve your skills today


    Things to highlight for your Aerospace engineering technician interview

    Integrity Job requires being honest and ethical. Dependability Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. Attention to Detail Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. Analytical Thinking Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. Independence Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

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