NASA engineer salary?
maybe around 100K+ USD..
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Answer 1 It depends on: . Your country . Your qualifications . Your specialty area . Your experience Without this information we cannot give you an accurate answer. T…he answer below only applies to the United States at the highestlevel of qualifications and experience. Actual wage depends on thefactors given above. __________________________________ . American Averages: Average salary of jobs with related titles in the US as of Feb 11,2010 Heavy Construction Equipment Operator $23,000 Computer Engineer $92,000 Electronics Engineer $88,000 Construction Equipment Operator $23,000 General Engineer $90,000 Sales Medical Software $219,000 Heavy Equipment Operator $23,000 Aerospace Engineer $91,000 Supervisory Civil Engineer $103,000 RF Engineer $91,000 Civil Engineer $80,000 Senior Mechanical Engineer $95,000 Electrical Engineer $83,000 Supervisory General Engineer $105,000 Chemical Engineer $85,000
Buckle up 'cause the NASA mechanical engineer has his hands full. Both of them! The mechanical engineer might be called an "applied physicist" because he takes the principles …of physics and applies them to mechanical systems. Let's check it out.. Rockets, space stations, satellites and stuff like that are all mechanical structures . Someone has to figure out what is wanted, what is needed, and what is possible. They'll also need to figure out what will have to be "bridged" and "created" or "invented" using the most current materials, methods and manufacturing processes to make it happen. They reach into the future to adapt innovative and newly appearing materials and ideas as well.. These thinkers and problem solvers will be looking at everything from, say, the overall size, shape and mass of a modular Skylab addition to the individual fasteners, welding techniques or machining that will be used to build it and keep it together. Everything in between will also be looked over closely. One NASA engineer will be looking at a module, and another will be looking at how it couples to other modules. Still another will be thinking about what fixtures and machinery will be needed to handle the piece on the ground, and also up in space to throw it out of the ascent vehicle and position it for attachment. Senior engineers who have "been there and done that" will oversee sections of the projects, and those in work groups will report to them.. Anyone in space is riding in a mechanically engineered vehicle or on a mechanically engineered platform. He's breathing air from a mechanically engineered air system, and drinking and eating stuff held in mechanically engineered reservoirs or compartments. He cleans himself and gets rid of waste in mechanically engineered facilities. Think about what you do in a day and imagine doing it in a box about the size of a walk-in closet. That closet up there displays the best the mechanical engineers can come up with.. NASA engineers use all their education to pull off the things they do. They're all math minors (or physics minors, or both - or even double majors!) 'cause they flew through the Calculus and applied it to stress and strain problems, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and a whole bunch of other stuff Newton could only dream about. There are lots of things "hidden" in mechanical engineering. Robotics. Nanotechnology. Composites (with chemists). Oh, and how do you suppose we figure out about how craft will behave in space? Orbital mechanics is really mechanical engineering.. If you're considering mechanical engineering, math and physics pave the way. Know that up front. These are the heart and soul or "backbone" of this branch of engineering. It's a science . And only thinkers need apply. Problem solvers. Outside-the-box operators. But it's something you can do if you want it. Betcha. Start now . Come to think of it, by asking the question, you've already started. Step on up. See it happening. Go for it. Never let up. One class at a time, one semester at a time. The door is open. Step through.. Got links if you want 'em. Look below.
95,000 dollars per year
Q. What is an astronaut's salary? A. Salaries for civilian Astronaut Candidates are based on the Federal Government's General Schedule pay scale for grades GS-12 through GS-…13. Each person's grade is determined according to his/her academic achievements and experience. Currently, a GS-12 starts at $65,140 per year and a GS-13 can earn up to $100,701 per year. Becoming an astronaut is extremely competitive, with an average of more than 4000 applicants for about 20 openings every two years. Astronaut recruiting occurs periodically. Becoming an astronaut is very difficult, but it has a good salary, and it is fun to become an astronaut, you'll be known world wide. Alot. More than a teacher's salary.
The average monthly salary of a NASA astronaut is about ninethousand five hundred and eighty three dollars. That isapproximately one hundred and fifteen thousand dollars a yea…r.
it is currnetly 0.001 cents, in american money
Salary at NASA is good. Generally U can get nearly INR 6000000 anually with lots of free services and house rental and much more and annual increment upto 50% … ------------ Vidyanshu, Ranchi
$87,000 a year
500000 i wish i did that
There isn't any one answer, since many aren't NASA employees. Many, for example, are active-duity military officers, each with a different rank and different time in service.
depend on ur position in field of work
It's a common misconception that NASA has a large workforce - in fact, NASA personnel comprise only the Administrative end of the program. Flight crew (Pilot/Co-Pilot) are mil…itary officers on assignment to NASA. Even when I worked both Manned and Unmanned Flight programs, I used to laugh at the critics who railed that we should "privatize" the Space Program. What those idiots don't realize is that the Space Program is about 90% run by civilian contractors - even at NASA centers most personnel are contractors and not government employees. Even myself as a Government QA Representative, I was a DoD Inspector assigned exclusively to NASA programs. While you can of course apply to the Agency directly, most people got there by being part of the Space Program as a civilian, then made the switch, or were prior military and joined. Remember that NASA is a government agency, and joining is like getting any other government job. Not only are you at a disadvantage competition-wise, a lot of prior military also apply for government jobs, and Vets have a 3 step hiring preference based on prior activity (5 pts for service, 10 pts for certain missions, 15 for disabled). I was actually both, and had a 10 pt preference to boot. As a contractor, you need to understand that it's not your degree that's important - it's the area your degree is in, and the work you're doing, as well as the level of education and training. If you really want to get anywhere, a Ph. D is your best option or a 4 year B.S. Skip the Masters - you have a better chance of being hired right out of college with a 4 year degree than you do with a Masters. Companies like to mold new talent into the way they want, and many top Aerospace companies will pay for your advanced degrees anyway. Though it doesn't make a difference whether it's in the Bio or Physical sciences, from experience I can say that having a degree in Mechanical, Aeronautical, Thermal, or Electrical Engineering is more sought after than most. While the big companies come to mind (Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, etc.) there are a slew of smaller companies that provide the support link to those companies and the program as a whole. While I of course covered those companies, I also covered SAIC, Orbital Sciences, and many other smaller companies. There are literally thousands of companies that build or supply the materials necessary for any particular spacecraft. It depends on what aspect of the job you're looking to learn also - I always preferred the working end as opposed to the design and analysis end, making sure that hardware was built and worked as engineered. NASA has always operated on what is termed "legacy", meaning that if you prove yourself in a job as an individual or company they'll keep using you. Screw up and you're history. I've seen contracts awarded to different companies after the prime contractor fell into disfavor, and having the contract stipulate that everyone working for the prime that lost the contract be moved to the new contractor. Computers, desks, files, furniture, everything. Right now, unless you've got something that can make you stand out on a Government application (and everyone applies for the government during bad economic times), your best option is to try and get a job with a contractor then look to the future. NASA has never been an easy place to get a job, since there aren't that many to begin with, and they typically hire from either contractor ranks (people they know and trust) or from within. The right Engineering degree is an absolute must, as well as the focus of your work. Electrical Engineering is common, as is Mechanical. But those disciplines focused on Aerospace technology is different altogether. If you're wondering, in this case it doesn't matter who you know - you still have to go through the hiring process, and right now there are Ph.D's applying for GS-5 jobs. My daughter just took the State Dept. exam - with 30,000 other candidates here in D.C. alone. Not a good time to be looking for a government job. As far as locations, Huntsville, the Baltimore-Washington area (where I live and used to cover), and Florida's Space Coast are the best locations. Other than that, Houston and Pasadena have the biggest NASA presences, and hence the largest contractor populations. On a personal note, always remember that no one can make you sign or do anything you feel isn't right. Even if it costs you your job, you won't lose your soul. Manned Flight carries a huge responsibility, as does Unmanned Flight programs. A single mistake can cost millions, and there are people who routinely sign stuff they shouldn't. I refused on more than one occasion not to sign for key equipment, and was backed up by my NASA supervisor (I worked directly for the former Hubble Quality Director). I only mention it because if you ever work in Aerospace, at some point you'll likely be faced with the situation. If you want to see some cool pics of some of the HST and ISS stuff I was responsible for, check my bio page.