Aircraft Engine Mechanic Salary

Men account for the majority of Aircraft Engine Mechanics in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $23.95 per hour. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and the greater part earn dental coverage. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$24,808 - $73,083
$25K
$48K
$73K
MEDIAN: $48,381
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$16.13 - $30.48
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MEDIAN: $23.95
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$24,808 - $73,083  
   
Total Pay (?
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$32,635 - $72,906  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.13 - $30.48  
   
Overtime
$3.00 - $45.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
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$32,635 - $72,906  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 40

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Job Description for Aircraft Engine Mechanic

Aircraft engine mechanics generally work for airline companies and the U.S. military, including the Army, Navy, Air Force, and National Guard. Candidates for this position should have at least eighteen months of practical experience with either power plants or air frames, as well as thirty months of practical experience with both at the same time and, of course, graduation from an accredited school which is approved by the Federal Aviation Agency (FAA).

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Aircraft Engine Mechanic Tasks

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

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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.


Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $47K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $52K. Aircraft Engine Mechanics bring in $51K after working for 10 to 20 years. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $56K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Key Stats for Aircraft Engine Mechanic

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%
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Experience Affects Aircraft Engine Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
▲10%

Mid-Career
▲1%

Experienced
▼0%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
▼8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 92%
dental benefits
Dental: 69%
vision benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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