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Aircraft Maintenance Manager Salary

Aircraft Maintenance Managers in the United States tend to be well-versed in their field, and more than four-fifths have more than 10 years of experience. Average salary is expected to be around $76K per year, but may range from $53K to $103K per year. Medical and dental coverage is claimed by a large number, and the greater part earn vision coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$52,313 - $101,661
MEDIAN: $75,962

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$52,313 - $101,661  
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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).
$52,667 - $103,490  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 137
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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.


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 report just a handful of professional skills. People Management and Operations Management are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 12 percent and 4 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Aircraft Maintenance Manager

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

Aircraft Maintenance Managers with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Survey participants with less than five years' experience report a median income of $66K, and earnings aren't much higher for respondents who have five to 10 years under their belts; respondents in the latter group report a median of just $66K. Aircraft Maintenance Managers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $76K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Aircraft Maintenance Manager with more than 20 years of experience can earn $82K on average.

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Experience Affects Aircraft Maintenance Manager Salaries

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Skills That Affect Aircraft Maintenance Manager Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 38 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1-4 years
5-9 years
10-19 years
20 years or more

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 67% employee benefits None: 6%