Aircraft Refueler Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Aircraft Refuelers earn an average of $11.69 per hour. The bottom of the pay range sits near $9.63 per hour, and the top verges on $17.57. Work is enjoyable for Aircraft Refuelers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. While nearly one-fourth report receiving no health benefits, a fair number do receive medical coverage, and the larger part have dental, as well. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$19,302 - $55,149
(Median)
$19K
$29K
$55K
MEDIAN: $29,167
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$9.63 - $17.57
(Median)
$9
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$19K$38K$57K
Salary
$19,302 - $55,149  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $962  
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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$19,941 - $51,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 26
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.63 - $17.57  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.41  
Overtime
$3.93 - $26.80  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $962  
   
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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$19,941 - $51,278  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 81
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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Aircraft Refueler

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


Aircraft Refuelers who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. At career start (within the first five years), average income sits near $25K, and the average for folks who have worked for five to 10 years is only slightly higher at $29K. On average, Aircraft Refuelers make $34K following one to two decades on the job. Survey participants who have worked for more than two decades report bringing in $42K on average.

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Experience Affects Aircraft Refueler Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 62%

Experienced
up arrow 32%

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 4%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
19%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
8%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 70%
dental benefits
Dental: 57%
medical benefits
Vision: 39%
dental benefits
None: 25%
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