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Aircraft Engine Mechanic Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Aircraft Engine Mechanics in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $22.97 per hour nationwide. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and most earn dental coverage. For the most part, Aircraft Engine Mechanics enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.
$30,291 - $71,490
(Median)
30K
48K
56K
71K
MEDIAN: $48,438
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$13.69 - $29.14
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$30,291 - $71,490  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$29,854 - $69,248  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$13.69 - $29.14  
   
Overtime
$9.93 - $45.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,152  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$29,854 - $69,248  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 63
United States (change)

Job Description for Aircraft Engine Mechanic

  • Document inspection and test results and maintain a repair log.
  • Inspect aircraft integrity and perform post-maintenance tests.
  • Perform preventative, regularly scheduled, and unexpected maintenance on aircraft.
  • Service aircraft according to all FAA regulations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Aircraft Engine Mechanic

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $39K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $51K. For Aircraft Engine Mechanics, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $53K. Respondents who boast more than two decades on the job don't boast commensurate pay, unfortunately; these veterans see average earnings of only $50K.

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Experience Affects Aircraft Engine Mechanic Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 7%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Late-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 71% employee benefits None: 6%