Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor Salary

Aircraft Maintenance Supervisors who are practiced in their profession and carry more than 10 years of experience make up over four-fifths of Aircraft Maintenance Supervisors. Pay fluctuates from $48K to $95K per year, but expected earnings average $72K annually. Total cash compensation for Aircraft Maintenance Supervisors runs from $48K to $95K depending on bonuses that can occasionally exceed $10K and profit sharing that can reach almost $6K. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision plans. The majority of Aircraft Maintenance Supervisors claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$49,551 - $93,749
(Median)
$50K
$72K
$94K
MEDIAN: $71,661
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$19.11 - $42.06
(Median)
$19
$30
$42
MEDIAN: $29.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$49,551 - $93,749  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,658  
Profit Sharing
$979 - $5,960  
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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$48,296 - $95,113  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 140
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$19.11 - $42.06  
   
Overtime
$27.89 - $61.92  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $9,658  
   
Profit Sharing
$979 - $5,960  
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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$48,296 - $95,113  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 50
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Job Description for Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor

Aircraft maintenance supervisors generally work for companies which utilize airborne transportation and are responsible for the staff members who maintain aircraft. They also perform some of the staff's duties when necessary. Supervising the staff includes ensuring that all company standards and regulations are met, as well as environmental and safety regulations. They will also recruit, train, promote, review, and schedule their staff, including specifying which tasks are necessary on a given day.

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Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor Tasks

  • Handle work assignments, performance assessment, and training of employees.
  • Maintain the work shift log of in-progress and completed work orders.
  • Manage services, repairs, and overhauls of aircrafts and engines.

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Pay by Experience Level for Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor

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


Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $64K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience report earning less ($59K) on average. For Aircraft Maintenance Supervisors, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $72K. Big financial gains seem to result from working for more than two decades; veterans in this group report earning $74K on average.

Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor Reviews

What is it like working as an Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor?

Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor in Houston:
"Lot of stress and on the run all the time."
Pros: Managing people. Getting aircraft ready for flight safely and on time.
Cons: Too many reports. Too many personalities to deal with above and below. Company merge reduced many benefits and pay.

Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor in Yuma:
"Active Duty Marine Attack Squadron Maintenance Controller."
Pros: Being in control, respected position, pay and benefits, travel opportunities, excitement, never a dull day, working with military aircraft, promotion opportunities, being part of the finest fighting force in the world.
Cons: Being away from family, working in austere conditions, frequent 8 month deployments, unpredictability of workplace and conditions.

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Experience Affects Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$71,000

Entry-Level
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Mid-Career
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
4%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
54%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
medical benefits
Vision: 71%
dental benefits
None: 8%
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