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Aircraft Maintenance Technician Salary

An Aircraft Maintenance Technician earns an average wage of $24.85 per hour.
$31,794 - $83,384
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $56,755
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$15.34 - $38.52
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MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$31,794 - $83,384  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
Total Pay (?
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$33,699 - $84,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 43
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$15.34 - $38.52  
   
Overtime
$22.75 - $59.62  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,068  
   
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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$33,699 - $84,775  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 67
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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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Pay by Experience Level for Aircraft Maintenance Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Aircraft Maintenance Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$56,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Skills That Affect Aircraft Maintenance Technician Salaries

Avionics
up arrow 6%

National Average
$56,000

Maintenance
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 74%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 18%