Aircraft Fueler Salary
A sizeable majority of Aircraft Fuelers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $11.77 per hour. Residence is the main element affecting pay for this group — years of experience and the individual firm are driving factors as well. Most people in this profession are content with their work, and moderate levels of job satisfaction are reported. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — nearly one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, a fair number have medical insurance and the larger part receive dental plans. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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|Salary||$21,307 - $54,738|
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|$20,273 - $46,081|
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|Hourly Rate||$9.51 - $16.19|
|Overtime||$13.52 - $24.73|
|Total Pay (||$20,273 - $46,081|
Job Description for Aircraft Fueler
Aircraft fuelers are responsible for ensuring that all of a company's planes and aviation vehicles are routinely equipped with fuel. As airports usually deal with plenty of plane traffic, they often employ many fuelers, all of whom are trained to handle jet fuel and high-octane aviation gas with a variety of aircraft. They do this by operating fueling trucks and utilizing up to fifty feet of hose from the truck to the fuel panel. Fueling the plane involves climbing a ladder and lifting up to 60 lbs over their heads to fit the nozzle to the aircraft. Aside from adding fuel to the vehicles, aircraft fuelers are also responsible for understanding the machinery involved in fueling planes, ensuring that everything is mechanically functional, and detecting potential problems as early as possible. They must also be able to dismantle and reassemble these machines and perform maintenance, cleaning, and repairs. They may occasionally be required to work with other employees in the maintenance process, and they are generally required to have a comprehensive understanding of safety rules while on the ground and using ramps and trucks.Read More...
Aircraft fuelers work in outdoor settings on airport runways, usually in irregular shifts which may range from the very early to very late hours of the day. Their work is largely physical and may require heavy lifting, and a high school diploma or equivalent is generally required for this position.
Aircraft Fueler Tasks
- Perform fueling in safe and efficient manner.
- Maintain equipment in clean and functional condition.
- Perform daily quality control checks on equipment.
- Maintain accurate accounting of fuel transactions
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Pay by Experience Level for Aircraft Fueler
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $26K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $30K. Aircraft Fuelers bring in $30K after working for 10 to 20 years. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $40K on average.
Key Stats for Aircraft Fueler
Rated 4 out of 5
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