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Aircraft Refueler Salary

A sizeable majority of Aircraft Refuelers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $11.83 per hour. Pay generally varies between $9.44 per hour and $17.72. Unfortunately, some people in this line of work are without benefits — approximately one in four lack coverage. On the flip side, more than half have medical insurance and more than half receive dental plans. Work is enjoyable for Aircraft Refuelers, who typically claim high levels of job satisfaction. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$18,121 - $53,638
(Median)
$18K
$30K
$54K
MEDIAN: $29,575
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90%

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$9.44 - $17.72
(Median)
$9
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $11.00
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90%

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National Salary 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
Salary
$18,121 - $53,638  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $978  
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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$19,637 - $50,991  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 20
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.44 - $17.72  
   
Overtime
$3.86 - $27.47  
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$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$0.00 - $978  
   
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).
)
$19,637 - $50,991  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 74

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Pay by Experience Level for Aircraft Refueler

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. Aircraft Refuelers in the early stages of their careers take home approximately $25K on average. The average for people in the five-to-10 year group is only a little larger at $29K. On average, Aircraft Refuelers make $34K following one to two decades on the job. Old hands who claim more than two decades on the job enjoy average earnings of $54K.

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Experience Affects Aircraft Refueler Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 110%

Experienced
up arrow 31%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 12 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
21%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
11%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 68% dental benefits Dental: 54%
vision benefits Vision: 38% employee benefits None: 27%