According to the official website of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA, its engineers get paid starting salaries of $33,151 to $44,034 annually. To ensure competitiveness with the local private sector, a locality pay, which varies from 5 to 12 percent of the salary, is added.
A person's exact position, level of experience, qualifications and degree affect the specific salary. The annual salary increases according to experience, length of time on the job and Congressionally approved annual cost of living increases. Besides an employee's salary, NASA offers a number of benefits, including a health plan, retirement plan, life insurance, tuition assistance for work-related education, sick leave, annual leave and paid holidays.