Men make up the majority of Aircraft Fuelers in the United States, bringing in about $11.66 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career length. While close to one-fourth report receiving no health benefits, a strong majority do receive medical coverage, and more than half have dental, as well. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$21,238 - $51,262
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MEDIAN: $34,107
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$9.33 - $15.70
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$21,238 - $51,262  
   
Bonus
$600  
Total Pay (?
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$19,939 - $44,122  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.33 - $15.70  
   
Overtime
$13.55 - $24.51  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$600  
   
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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$19,939 - $44,122  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 137

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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 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.


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $25K, and people with five to 10 years of experience bring in more at around $30K on average. Aircraft Fuelers who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $29K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $40K on average.

Key Stats for Aircraft Fueler

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%
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Experience Affects Aircraft Fueler Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 52%

Mid-Career
up arrow 16%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$26,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
14%
1-4 years
63%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
9%
20 years or more
3%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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