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.

$51,686 - $92,083
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$52K
$71K
$92K
MEDIAN: $70,943
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$20.19 - $41.70
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$20
$31
$42
MEDIAN: $30
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$51,686 - $92,083  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,109  
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
Total Pay (?
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$50,075 - $95,450  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 98
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$20.19 - $41.70  
   
Overtime
$32.55 - $63.01  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $8,109  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,500  
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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$50,075 - $95,450  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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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.


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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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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National Average
$70,000

Experienced
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Entry-Level
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Mid-Career
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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
5%
5-9 years
12%
10-19 years
32%
20 years or more
50%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 79%
medical benefits
Vision: 70%
dental benefits
None: 9%
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