Aircraft Maintenance Technician Salary

An Aircraft Maintenance Technician earns an average wage of $24.15 per hour. A skill in Avionics is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.

$30,838 - $91,389

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$16.62 - $35.44

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$30,838 - $91,389  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,500  
Profit Sharing
$2,430 - $10,042  
Total Pay (?
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$34,304 - $83,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 85
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$16.62 - $35.44  
   
Overtime
$22.86 - $61.73  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,430 - $10,042  
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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$34,304 - $83,808  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 108
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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 32%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Aircraft Maintenance Technician Salaries

Avionics
up arrow 12%

National Average
$53,000

Maintenance
up arrow 6%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 18 votes.

Gender

Female
1 %
Male
99 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 63% employee benefits None: 14%
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