Aircraft Fuelers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $11.73 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Although a strong majority have medical coverage and the larger part have dental coverage, about one in four claim no health benefits at all. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$21,507 - $58,723
(Median)
$22K
$35K
$59K
MEDIAN: $35,499
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$9.34 - $16.25
(Median)
$9
$12
$16
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Salary
$21,507 - $58,723  
   
Bonus
$550  
Total Pay (?
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$20,203 - $45,297  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$8$16$24
Hourly Rate
$9.34 - $16.25  
   
Overtime
$13.61 - $24.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$16K$32K$48K
Bonus
$550  
   
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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$20,203 - $45,297  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 140
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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.

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Aircraft Fueler Tasks

  • Perform daily quality control checks on equipment.
  • Maintain accurate accounting of fuel transactions
  • Perform fueling in safe and efficient manner.
  • Maintain equipment in clean and functional condition.

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Pay by Experience Level for Aircraft Fueler

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


The average inexperienced worker earns $26K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $30K. Aircraft Fuelers bring in $29K after working for 10 to 20 years. Aircraft Fuelers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $40K.

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Experience Affects Aircraft Fueler Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 48%

Mid-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$27,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
62%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 73%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 27%
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