Aircraft Maintenance Technician Salary

The average rate for an Aircraft Maintenance Technician is $24.52 per hour. A skill in Avionics is associated with high pay for this job.

$26,923 - $95,007
$27K
$50K
$95K
MEDIAN: $49,662
10%
50%
90%

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$16.66 - $35.29
$17
$25
$35
MEDIAN: $24.52
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Salary
$26,923 - $95,007  
   
Bonus
$27.62 - $10,137  
Profit Sharing
$5,436  
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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$34,458 - $86,508  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 108
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.66 - $35.29  
   
Hourly Tips
$10.00  
Overtime
$24.29 - $51.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$27.62 - $10,137  
   
Profit Sharing
$5,436  
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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$34,458 - $86,508  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 169

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Job Description for Aircraft Maintenance Technician

Aircraft maintenance technicians (AMTs) perform a variety of repairs and inspections on aircraft. To perform these repairs, AMTs use tools such as volt meters, wrenches, hammers, clamps, screwdrivers, and wire cutters, among others. These professionals work as part of a team that includes aircraft engineers, pilots, part suppliers, aircraft repairmen, security personnel, and aviation managers. AMTs work in both the private sector and for government agencies, including the military. Technicians must also follow all relevant regulations related to work performed on aircraft. They often work outdoors, with exposure to the elements (such as hot or cold temperatures) for extended periods of time.

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Aircraft Maintenance Technician Tasks

  • Rebuild, maintain and repair aircraft components and systems.
  • Keep work areas clean and safe in adherence to established safety policies
  • Validate work completed on aircraft and maintain logs regarding repair and maintenance.

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Pay by Experience Level for Aircraft Maintenance Technician

Pay by Experience for an Aircraft Maintenance Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Aircraft Maintenance Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 100 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Aircraft Maintenance Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 87 salaries. An experienced Aircraft Maintenance Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $59,000 based on 76 salaries. An Aircraft Maintenance Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 65 salaries.

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Key Stats for Aircraft Maintenance Technician

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Aircraft Maintenance Technician Salaries

▲29%

Experienced
▲13%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
▼7%

▼11%

Skills That Affect Aircraft Maintenance Technician Salaries

Avionics
▲20%

Systems Troubleshooting
▲4%

Electronic Troubleshooting
▲3%

▲2%

National Average
$53,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 29 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 73%
no benefits
None: 10%