Aircraft Engine Mechanic Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Aircraft Engine Mechanics earn an average of $23.78 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to nearly all, and the greater part earn dental coverage. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$24,677 - $73,698
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$51K
$74K
MEDIAN: $51,077
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$15.64 - $30.66
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MEDIAN: $23.78
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National Salary Data (?
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Salary
$24,677 - $73,698  
   
Total Pay (?
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$31,671 - $72,906  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 29
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.64 - $30.66  
   
Overtime
$3.00 - $45.78  
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$0$32K$64K$96K
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$31,671 - $72,906  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 42

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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

Pay by Experience for an Aircraft Engine Mechanic has a positive trend. An entry-level Aircraft Engine Mechanic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $46,000 based on 21 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Aircraft Engine Mechanic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 26 salaries. An experienced Aircraft Engine Mechanic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 25 salaries. An Aircraft Engine Mechanic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 11 salaries.

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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 10 votes.
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Aircraft Engine Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
▲13%

Mid-Career
▲4%

Experienced
▲1%

National Average
$52,000

Entry-Level
▼10%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
31%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 55%
no benefits
None: 5%