Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor Salary

The majority of Aircraft Maintenance Supervisors in the United States — over four-fifths — boast more than 10 years of experience in their profession. Salaries stretch from $48K to $95K per year, and the median is $72K annually. Cash earnings for Aircraft Maintenance Supervisors — which occasionally include more than $10K from bonuses and more than $6K from profit sharing — stretch from around $48K to approximately $95K. Experience level is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most get medical and dental insurance, and a strong majority get vision plans, too. Most Aircraft Maintenance Supervisors report 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

  • 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. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $72K. Aircraft Maintenance Supervisors who have spent more than 20 years on the job report earning a significantly higher median of $74K.

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
up arrow 17%

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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