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Aircraft Maintenance Manager Salary

With more than four-fifths of Aircraft Maintenance Managers in the United States reporting more than 10 years of experience, the field is heavily weighted toward experienced professionals. Average pay for Aircraft Maintenance Managers is $76K per year and can range from $55K on the lower end to $103K per year near the higher end. A large number get medical and dental insurance, and a fair number get vision plans, too. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$55,185 - $100,695
(Median)
$55K
$76K
$100K
MEDIAN: $75,725
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90%

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$21.14 - $43.70
(Median)
$21
$30
$44
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,185 - $100,695  
   
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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$54,805 - $103,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 142
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$21.14 - $43.70  
   
Overtime
$28.19 - $67.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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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).
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$54,805 - $103,076  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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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 report a focused set of job 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.


People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $75K on average. It is reported that median compensation in the five-to-10 year group declines to approximately $66K. Aircraft Maintenance Managers bring in $74K after working for 10 to 20 years. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $80K on average.

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Experience Affects Aircraft Maintenance Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 4%

National Average
$77,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 2%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Aircraft Maintenance Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 12%

Operations Management
up arrow 2%

Maintenance
up arrow 2%

National Average
$77,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 40 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
24%
20 years or more
61%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 85%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 5%