Aircraft Refueler Salary
A sizeable majority of Aircraft Refuelers in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $12.18 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Aircraft Refuelers — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. Not all workers are lucky enough to have benefits; in fact, slightly less than a third are without coverage. Medical insurance is claimed by a strong majority and dental insurance is reported by more than half. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.
|Salary||$22,100 - $93,000|
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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).)
|$20,247 - $60,502|
|Hourly Rate||$9.27 - $17.79|
|Overtime||$13.70 - $26.97|
|Total Pay (||$20,247 - $60,502|
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.
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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 do not necessarily enjoy more money. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $28K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $32K. People with 10 to 20 years of experience make an average of about $35K in this role. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $40K.
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