More than four-fifths of Aircraft Maintenance Supervisors in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $49K to $98K per year, and the average comes out to $71K per year. Overall cash earnings for Aircraft Maintenance Supervisors stretch from $49K on the lower end to $98K near the top, and the heftiest packages can encompass around $7K from bonuses and $8K from profit sharing. Geographic location is the main element affecting pay for this group — the company and years of experience are driving factors as well. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a strong majority. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$51,311 - $95,815
$51K
$71K
$96K
MEDIAN: $71,400
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$20.15 - $42.75
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$51,311 - $95,815  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,149  
Profit Sharing
$0.21 - $8,417  
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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$49,232 - $98,217  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 94
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$24$48$72
Hourly Rate
$20.15 - $42.75  
   
Overtime
$32.98 - $70.00  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $7,149  
   
Profit Sharing
$0.21 - $8,417  
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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$49,232 - $98,217  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 31

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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.

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor

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


Aircraft Maintenance Supervisors do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. During the first five years of their careers, Aircraft Maintenance Supervisors see a median income of $59K. Survey respondents with five to 10 years of experience report an only modestly higher median of $59K. Aircraft Maintenance Supervisors claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $67K. Ultimately, more time spent in the workforce does seem to translate to bigger paychecks; seasoned veterans with more than 20 years of experience report a median income of $74K.

Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor Reviews

Q: 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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Key Stats for Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.
049
Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
50%
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Experience Affects Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$71,000

Experienced
up arrow 6%

Mid-Career
up arrow 17%

Entry-Level
up arrow 17%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
11%
10-19 years
33%
20 years or more
50%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 7%
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