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Aircraft Maintenance Manager Salary

Over four-fifths 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 $55K to $103K per year, and the average comes out to $76K annually. Work is enjoyable for Aircraft Maintenance Managers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. Most enjoy medical and dental coverage in this occupation, and a strong majority get vision benefits. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$55,551 - $100,707
(Median)
$56K
$76K
$100K
MEDIAN: $76,022
10%
50%
90%

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$21.29 - $43.40
(Median)
$21
$30
$43
MEDIAN: $29.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,551 - $100,707  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,955  
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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$55,141 - $103,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 146
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$21.29 - $43.40  
   
Overtime
$28.60 - $66.66  
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$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,955  
   
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).
)
$55,141 - $103,478  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 11
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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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Aircraft Maintenance Managers who responded to the survey indicated only a few skills that they use on the job. Those who have experience with People Management, Maintenance, and Operations Management can expect to be compensated well for these skills.

Pay by Experience Level for Aircraft Maintenance Manager

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


The average inexperienced worker's salary is approximately $71K. It's worth noting that people with five to 10 years of experience report bringing in less at around $69K on average. On average, Aircraft Maintenance Managers make $75K following one to two decades on the job. Average wages for folks with more than 20 years of experience come out to around $81K.

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Experience Affects Aircraft Maintenance Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$77,000

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Aircraft Maintenance Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 12%

Maintenance
up arrow 2%

Operations Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$77,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 36 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
7%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
57%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 73% employee benefits None: 4%
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