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Aircraft Fueler Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Aircraft Fuelers earn an average of $11.30 per hour. The income range spans the entire spectrum between $8.95 per hour and $17.07. Geographic location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, close to one-fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by the greater part. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.

$20,799 - $54,556
(Median)
$21K
$40K
$55K
MEDIAN: $39,809
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$8.95 - $17.07
(Median)
$9
$11
$17
MEDIAN: $11.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$20,799 - $54,556  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $979  
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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$19,155 - $46,442  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 38
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$8.95 - $17.07  
   
Overtime
$11.13 - $26.69  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $979  
   
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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$19,155 - $46,442  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 139

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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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Experience Affects Aircraft Fueler Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 34%

Experienced
up arrow 20%

National Average
$27,000


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
54%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
2%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 72% dental benefits Dental: 58%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 25%
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