Aeronautical Engineers are responsible for creating specs for the development and design of aircraft and aeronautical components. Aerospace Engineers are typically disciplined in Mechanical Engineering with additional training in Fluid Dynamics, although many jobs exist surrounding the Avionics components of the aircraft where employers look to those with Electrical Engineering backgrounds. Aeronautical Engineers are involved in almost every step of aircraft and component design from inception all the way to producing repair specifications.
According to the Bureau Of Labor Statistics as of May 2015, the median Aerospace Engineer salary was $107,830. The lowest 10% of Aeronautical Engineers earned less than $67,850 and the highest 10% earned more than $158,700.
Becoming an Aeronautical Engineer involves getting the relevant training through a school with a Mechanical Engineering program or Aerospace Engineering program (A list which can be found here). Depending on the type of Aeronautical Engineering you're interested in, you may choose to pursue Mechanical Engineering or other Engineering degree such as Electrical Engineering to work on Avionics Components. Many engineering positions are heavy on the use of trigonometry so being well versed and practiced is beneficial as well.
Salaries for Aeronautical Engineer Jobs depends on a variety of factors, including:
The following are a list of common job titles that are available to Aeronautical Engineers