Just under nine in ten of Aircraft Maintenance Managers in the United States have been in the field for more than 10 years. Pay can fall anywhere from $54K to $116K per year, but median earnings come to around $79K per year. Residence and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. In this profession, a large number enjoy medical and dental coverage, and the larger part have vision insurance, as well. Figures cited in this summary are based on replies to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$59,781 - $119,563
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MEDIAN: $79,188
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$22.51 - $47.01
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$59,781 - $119,563  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,008  
Profit Sharing
$1,400  
Total Pay (?
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$53,876 - $116,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 133
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.51 - $47.01  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $52.55  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $12,008  
   
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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$53,876 - $116,381  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 26

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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

  • Diagnose aircraft maintenance issues and provide cost estimates for repairs and modifications.
  • Supervise aircraft maintenance, modifications, and repairs.
  • 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.

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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.


Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $77K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $77K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $74K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $84K.

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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
7%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
59%
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Experience Affects Aircraft Maintenance Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 7%

National Average
$79,000

Entry-Level
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Mid-Career
up arrow 3%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Skills That Affect Aircraft Maintenance Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 10%

National Average
$79,000

Maintenance
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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
7%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
59%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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