Aircraft Maintenance Technician Salary (United States)

An Aircraft Maintenance Technician earns an average wage of $25.25 per hour.
Aircraft Maintenance Technician Salary (?
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$30,389 - $79,317
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $58,085
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Aircraft Maintenance Technician Salary (?
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$15.78 - $34.11
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,389 - $79,317  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,091  
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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$32,359 - $80,386  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$15.78 - $34.11  
   
Overtime
$23.51 - $51.06  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,091  
   
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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$32,359 - $80,386  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 57
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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 11%
Experienced
up arrow 7%
National Average
$57,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 12%
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
female alumni
 
Male
100%
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Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 78% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 20%