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 $11.84 per hour. Compensation ranges from $9.62 per hour on the lower end to $17.76 on the higher end. Health benefits are not claimed by all — nearly one in four lack any form of coverage — but a strong majority have medical insurance, and more than half have dental, too. Job satisfaction for Aircraft Refuelers is high.

$18,246 - $53,262
(Median)
$18K
$29K
$53K
MEDIAN: $29,346
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$9.62 - $17.76
(Median)
$9
$12
$18
MEDIAN: $11.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Salary
$18,246 - $53,262  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $981  
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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$19,883 - $53,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 21
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.62 - $17.76  
   
Overtime
$3.86 - $26.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $981  
   
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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$19,883 - $53,638  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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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 with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $25K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $29K. Aircraft Refuelers claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $32K. 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 90%

Experienced
up arrow 24%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$26,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 5%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
22%
1-4 years
37%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
10%
20 years or more
12%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 70% dental benefits Dental: 56%
vision benefits Vision: 36% employee benefits None: 25%
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