Aircraft Refueler Salary

Men represent the vast majority of Aircraft Refuelers in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $11.82 per hour nationwide. Compensation ranges between $9.61 per hour and $17.77. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, roughly a fourth are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by more than half and dental insurance is reported by a little over a half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction.

$18,246 - $53,262
(Median)
$18K
$29K
$53K
MEDIAN: $29,346
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90%

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$9.61 - $17.77
(Median)
$9
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $11.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$18,246 - $53,262  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $986  
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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$19,870 - $54,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.61 - $17.77  
   
Overtime
$3.93 - $26.84  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $986  
   
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).
)
$19,870 - $54,000  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 78
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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.


For many Aircraft Refuelers, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Workers with less than five years' experience earn around $25K on average, and those who have five to 10 years under their belts see a higher median salary of $29K. On average, Aircraft Refuelers make $32K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $49K.

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Experience Affects Aircraft Refueler Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 89%

Experienced
up arrow 23%

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

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
20%
1-4 years
38%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 69% dental benefits Dental: 55%
vision benefits Vision: 37% employee benefits None: 26%
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