Average Aircraft Mechanics with Avionics skills make around $22.72 per hour. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,090 - $115,946
(Median)
$30K
$54K
$120K
MEDIAN: $54,389
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$14.75 - $37.57
(Median)
$15
$23
$38
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$30,090 - $115,946  
   
Bonus
$2,617  
Profit Sharing
$7,500  
Total Pay (?
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$30,815 - $93,157  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$14.75 - $37.57  
   
Overtime
$20.53 - $75.95  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$2,617  
   
Profit Sharing
$7,500  
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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$30,815 - $93,157  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 49
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Pay by Experience Level for Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician

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


Experience and income seem to be closely related; in general, the survey respondents who had worked for more years reported higher incomes. In this position, someone who has worked for fewer than five years can expect a median salary of $40K. The median for people with five to 10 years of experience is only a little bit higher at $47K. Aircraft Mechanics with Avionics skills with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $58K. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $76K on average.

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Experience Affects Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 49%

Experienced
up arrow 15%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
27%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 73%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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