Aircraft Refueler Salary
Men make up the majority of Aircraft Refuelers in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $12.21 per hour. Location is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by years of experience. Although roughly a fourth lack health benefits of any kind, a strong majority do enjoy medical insurance, and the larger part get dental coverage, too. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
|Salary||$21,950 - $97,871|
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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).)
|$20,265 - $50,335|
|Hourly Rate||$9.42 - $17.36|
|Overtime||$14.48 - $25.66|
|Total Pay (||$20,265 - $50,335|
Job Description for Aircraft Refueler
An aircraft refueler is responsible for supplying fuel to airplanes, helicopters, and other aircraft. The refuler may work for the military or for a commercial entity. The aircraft refueler should determine the quality of fuel, temperature, and water content, in order to ensure safety.Read More...
It is also important to inspect all of the associated fuel system components within the aircraft to make sure that fuel is being distributed safely and efficiently. Parts, such as strainers and filters, should be cleaned and replaced as necessary. Safety checks must be carried out during and after the fueling process. If problems are detected, the aircraft refueler should report this to a supervisor. Though the refueler will often work under supervision, many of the tasks are done independently, so it is important to carry out these tasks in a correct and timely manner. The refueler may perform both cold and hot refueling duties for aircraft, so different precautions need to be observed. The defueling of aircraft is sometimes required, using hoses and the associated equipment. The fuel should then be stored safely, as according to regulations.
The aircraft refueler will work on a maintenance team, so it is important to have strong communication skills. Safety precautions must be observed at all times, in order to ensure the safety of ground workers, pilots, flight attendants, and passengers. Usually, a high school diploma is necessary. A commercial’s driver’s license is also necessary in most cases, along with a Department of Transportation physical certification.
Pay by Experience Level for Aircraft Refueler
Pay by Experience for an Aircraft Refueler has a positive trend. An entry-level Aircraft Refueler with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $28,000 based on 40 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Aircraft Refueler with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $32,000 based on 14 salaries. An experienced Aircraft Refueler which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $35,000 based on 16 salaries. An Aircraft Refueler with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 5 salaries.
Key Stats for Aircraft Refueler
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