Entry-Level Aircraft Mechanics take home approximately $18.63 per hour on average. Geographic location and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of Entry-Level Aircraft Mechanics claim high levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$23,458 - $67,160
$23K
$42K
$67K
MEDIAN: $41,819
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$13.63 - $26.07
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MEDIAN: $18.63
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$23,458 - $67,160  
   
Bonus
$1,952  
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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$27,611 - $63,215  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 103
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$13.63 - $26.07  
   
Overtime
$17.62 - $37.31  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$1,952  
   
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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$27,611 - $63,215  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 204

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The consistently lowest paying firm is U.S. Air Force (USAF), where the median salary is just $39K. There isn't much variation there, either; the pay scale ranges only from $17K to $51K.

Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician in Singapore:
"Love your jobs, but not your company."
Love and learn a lot about your jobs. Respect and make a friends with all experiences mechanic. See the good opportunities in other company that give you a very good future.

Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician in Kansas City:
If people are interested in the aircraft business make sure you are willing to travel a lot meaning you have to follow the money.

Key Stats for Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.
070
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
71%
5-9 years
25%
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Skills That Affect Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician Salaries

Troubleshooting
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National Average
$42,000

Systems Troubleshooting
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Maintenance
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Composite Materials
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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Avionics
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 34 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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