Aircraft Maintenance Manager Salary

The majority of Aircraft Maintenance Managers in the United States — over four-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $56K to $106K per year, and the median is $77K annually. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Most have medical and dental plans, and a strong majority have vision insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$56,341 - $102,873

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$21.45 - $43.06

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$56,341 - $102,873  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,971  
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$55,788 - $105,865  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 154
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$21.45 - $43.06  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $63.75  
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$0.00 - $9,971  
   
Total Pay (?
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$55,788 - $105,865  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 12
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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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Survey takers who work as Aircraft Maintenance Managers usually report a few specific skills. Those who have experience with People Management, Operations Management, and Maintenance 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.


Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $77K, and those with five to 10 years' experience report a lower median of $70K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $76K in this role. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $81K.

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Experience Affects Aircraft Maintenance Manager Salaries

Late-Career
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National Average
$78,000

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

People Management
up arrow 11%

Operations Management
0%

National Average
$78,000

Maintenance
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 87%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 4%
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