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.
|Salary||$24,677 - $73,698|
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|$31,671 - $72,906|
|Hourly Rate||$15.64 - $30.66|
|Overtime||$3.00 - $45.78|
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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).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.
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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