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.
|Salary||$24,808 - $73,083|
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|$32,635 - $72,906|
|Hourly Rate||$16.13 - $30.48|
|Overtime||$3.00 - $45.78|
|Total Pay (||$32,635 - $72,906|
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).Read More...
Aspiring aircraft engine mechanics should have in-depth knowledge of aircraft mechanical components, exceptional troubleshooting skills, the abilities to adjust, repair, and replace parts and components of aircraft engines, and the ability to work well in an environment subject to exhaust fumes, loud noises, and extreme weather conditions. Some positions require specific knowledge of particular aircraft engines and/or hydraulics, and some positions require security clearance. Background checks and drug screenings are usually mandatory for all applicants.
Those in this position must have considerable integrity and dependability and the willingness to continuously learn new skills and technology related to their job. The abilities to work in team environments and work well with diverse people are also important. Some aircraft engine mechanics may be required to attend special training and workshops, as well as train and coach new mechanics.
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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