Aircraft Maintenance Technician Salary

The average rate for an Aircraft Maintenance Technician is $24.26 per hour. A skill in Avionics is associated with high pay for this job.

$30,051 - $91,740
(Median)
$30K
$52K
$92K
MEDIAN: $52,234
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$16.40 - $34.52
(Median)
$16
$24
$35
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$30,051 - $91,740  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
Profit Sharing
$3,250  
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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$32,571 - $81,851  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 116
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$16.40 - $34.52  
   
Hourly Tips
$5.41  
Overtime
$25.13 - $53.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
   
Profit Sharing
$3,250  
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).
)
$32,571 - $81,851  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 149
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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

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

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Experience Affects Aircraft Maintenance Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 6%

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Aircraft Maintenance Technician Salaries

Avionics
up arrow 12%

Systems Troubleshooting
0%

National Average
$53,000

Maintenance
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
24%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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