Aircraft Engine Mechanic Salary

Men make up the majority of Aircraft Engine Mechanics in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $23.16 per hour. Job satisfaction for Aircraft Engine Mechanics is high. Nearly all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$32,223 - $75,503
(Median)
$32K
$48K
$76K
MEDIAN: $48,065
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$13.28 - $29.26
(Median)
$13
$23
$29
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$32,223 - $75,503  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,872  
Total Pay (?
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$31,064 - $70,874  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 42
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$13.28 - $29.26  
   
Overtime
$9.93 - $44.79  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,872  
   
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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$31,064 - $70,874  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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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. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $51K in this role. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $50K.

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Experience Affects Aircraft Engine Mechanic Salaries

Experienced
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Late-Career
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Mid-Career
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National Average
$49,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 72%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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