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Aircraft Engine Mechanic Salary

Male Aircraft Engine Mechanics number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $22.88 per hour in the United States. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a large number earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,596 - $78,260
(Median)
$31K
$46K
$78K
MEDIAN: $45,927
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$13.64 - $28.90
(Median)
$14
$23
$29
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,596 - $78,260  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,182  
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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$30,078 - $69,964  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.64 - $28.90  
   
Overtime
$9.86 - $44.89  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,182  
   
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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$30,078 - $69,964  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 62

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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

  • 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.


Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $38K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $50K. Aircraft Engine Mechanics with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $51K. Survey participants with more than two decades under their belts actually report earning less than people with less experience; the former take home only $48K on average.

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Experience Affects Aircraft Engine Mechanic Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Late-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 93% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 6%
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