Aircraft Maintenance Manager Salary

Just under nine in ten of Aircraft Maintenance Managers in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $52K to $115K per year, and the average comes out to $79K per year. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number get medical and dental insurance, and more than half get vision plans, too. Job satisfaction for Aircraft Maintenance Managers is high. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$57,235 - $117,736
$57K
$79K
$120K
MEDIAN: $78,510
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50%
90%

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$21.50 - $47.85
$22
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$48
MEDIAN: $27.66
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$57,235 - $117,736  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,008  
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
Total Pay (?
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$51,696 - $114,818  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 127
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$21.50 - $47.85  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $63.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,008  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,200  
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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$51,696 - $114,818  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 24

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Job Description for Aircraft Maintenance Manager

The aircraft maintenance manager oversees maintenance employees, ensuring that work is completed and that effective quality control practices are in place. They also perform maintenance jobs in addition to overseeing maintenance operations. Maintenance managers also administer training to employees, as well as develop innovative solutions to make aircraft maintenance processes more efficient and effective. The maintenance manager may contribute to changes in their company's maintenance manual. Additionally, they must communicate and coordinate with other departments within the company and report to superiors and other employees about budget goals and maintenance operations.

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Aircraft Maintenance Manager Tasks

  • Monitor tool and part inventories and the condition and maintenance of shops to ensure adequate working conditions.
  • Monitor employees' work levels and review work performance.
  • Diagnose aircraft maintenance issues and provide cost estimates for repairs and modifications.
  • Supervise aircraft maintenance, modifications, and repairs.

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Pay by Experience Level for Aircraft Maintenance Manager

Pay by Experience for an Aircraft Maintenance Manager has a positive trend. An entry-level Aircraft Maintenance Manager with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 13 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Aircraft Maintenance Manager with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $76,000 based on 24 salaries. An experienced Aircraft Maintenance Manager which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $75,000 based on 56 salaries. An Aircraft Maintenance Manager with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $85,000 based on 90 salaries.

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Key Stats for Aircraft Maintenance Manager

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
60%
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Experience Affects Aircraft Maintenance Manager Salaries

▲9%

National Average
$78,000

Mid-Career
▼2%

Entry-Level
▼2%

Experienced
▼3%

Skills That Affect Aircraft Maintenance Manager Salaries

People Management
▲11%

National Average
$78,000

Maintenance
▼1%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 22 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
9%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
60%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 12%
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