Aircraft Engine Mechanic Salary

Men make up the majority of Aircraft Engine Mechanics in the United States, bringing in about $23.07 per hour. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Work is enjoyable for Aircraft Engine Mechanics, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$30,522 - $78,736
(Median)
$31K
$45K
$79K
MEDIAN: $44,962
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$13.47 - $28.94
(Median)
$13
$23
$29
MEDIAN: $23.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,522 - $78,736  
   
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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$29,709 - $70,494  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 41
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.47 - $28.94  
   
Overtime
$9.79 - $44.99  
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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$29,709 - $70,494  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 58
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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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $36K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $50K. Aircraft Engine Mechanics see a median salary of $51K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for 20 years or more actually report earning less than people who are in the middle of their careers; the veterans take home a mere $49K by contrast.

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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
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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
16%
5-9 years
34%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 94% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 5%
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