Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor Salary
Aircraft Maintenance Supervisors in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — over four-fifths have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $50K to $95K per year, median earnings come to $71K annually. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the specific employer, followed by experience level and geographic location. Most Aircraft Maintenance Supervisors like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Job Description for Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor
Aircraft maintenance supervisors are responsible for providing timely maintenance to aircraft, including performing troubleshooting to aircraft processes and systems to find errors and mechanical issues. They use specialized equipment to complete maintenance tasks, and must also assemble teams of license aircraft mechanics to work on planes.Read More...
These supervisors direct maintenance tasks following specific safety protocols and must develop strong business relationships with aircraft parts vendors and distributors. They should work well with other airline supervisors to coordinate schedules and budgets for each project and must also comply with maintenance training sessions and provide support when difficult circumstances arise. They lead the way with productivity initiatives and create documentation for future reference, and should have strong communication skills to interact with staff, pilots, mechanics, and aircraft representatives.
These supervisors should be able to stand on their feet for several hours at a time and carry heavy objects on a regular basis, and must know how to operate different aircraft models and troubleshoot engines and computer systems. They should be proficient with personal computers to write reports based on their observations, research repair issues, and write logs to databases, and must know how to operate plumbing, control systems, and electrical and mechanical processes to verify correct functioning based on operations manuals. A bachelor's degree is generally required for this position, and prior experience in the field may also be required. Industry certifications are also helpful.
Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor Tasks
- Manage services, repairs, and overhauls of aircrafts and engines.
- Maintain the work shift log of in-progress and completed work orders.
- Handle work assignments, performance assessment, and training of employees.
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People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $63K on average. It is reported that median compensation in the five-to-10 year group declines to approximately $60K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Aircraft Maintenance Supervisors make a median salary of $67K. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $73K.
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