The majority of Aircraft Maintenance Managers in the United States — just under nine-tenths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $57K to $116K per year, and the median is $80K annually. Geography is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by tenure. Most claim medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision coverage. Most Aircraft Maintenance Managers like their work and job satisfaction is high. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$61,233 - $118,907
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$61K
$80K
$120K
MEDIAN: $79,845
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$21.50 - $43.00
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$22
$27
$43
MEDIAN: $27.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$61,233 - $118,907  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,697  
Profit Sharing
$1,400  
Total Pay (?
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$57,232 - $115,624  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 128
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$21.50 - $43.00  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $63.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $11,697  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,400  
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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$57,232 - $115,624  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | 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

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


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $76K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $76K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Aircraft Maintenance Managers make a median salary of $75K. Seasoned veterans with 20 years under their belts enjoy a median income of $83K.

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Experience Affects Aircraft Maintenance Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$79,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Experienced
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Skills That Affect Aircraft Maintenance Manager Salaries

People Management
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National Average
$79,000

Maintenance
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Operations Management
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 23 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
5%
5-9 years
7%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
59%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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