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 $55K to $110K per year, and the median is $77K annually. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. For the most part, Aircraft Maintenance Managers enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical and dental coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect vision insurance. The information for this rundown comes from respondents who completed PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$58,064 - $109,284
(Median)
$58K
$77K
$110K
MEDIAN: $77,181
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$22.69 - $40.55
(Median)
$23
$27
$41
MEDIAN: $27.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$58,064 - $109,284  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,318  
Profit Sharing
$5,050  
Total Pay (?
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$55,368 - $110,054  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 178
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$22.69 - $40.55  
   
Overtime
$0.00 - $61.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,318  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,050  
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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$55,368 - $110,054  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 17
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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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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 earns $74K. It's worth noting that someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a smaller median salary of $70K. On average, Aircraft Maintenance Managers make $75K following one to two decades on the job. Aircraft Maintenance Managers who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $82K.

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Experience Affects Aircraft Maintenance Manager Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

National Average
$78,000

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Entry-Level
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Skills That Affect Aircraft Maintenance Manager Salaries

People Management
up arrow 11%

Operations Management
up arrow 1%

National Average
$78,000

Maintenance
up arrow 1%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
8%
5-9 years
8%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
58%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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