Aircraft Refuelers in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $12.14 per hour. Some workers in this field — more than a third — are not awarded benefits. Medical coverage is reported by more than half and dental plans are enjoyed by a little less than half. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$22,025 - $83,384
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$22K
$37K
$83K
MEDIAN: $36,841
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$9.15 - $16.73
(Median)
$9
$12
$17
MEDIAN: $12.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$22,025 - $83,384  
   
Bonus
$509  
Total Pay (?
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$20,141 - $50,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$10$20$30
Hourly Rate
$9.15 - $16.73  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.35  
Overtime
$13.57 - $27.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$20K$40K$60K
Bonus
$509  
   
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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$20,141 - $50,507  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 48
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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 do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Salaries for the relatively untried average out to around $28K, but survey participants with five to 10 years of experience earn a significantly higher median of $32K. Aircraft Refuelers with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $35K. Aircraft Refuelers who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $38K on average.

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Experience Affects Aircraft Refueler Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 25%

Experienced
up arrow 16%

Mid-Career
up arrow 5%

National Average
$30,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Satisfied
Rated 3 out of 5
based on 5 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
18%
1-4 years
44%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
7%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 65%
dental benefits
Dental: 46%
medical benefits
Vision: 31%
dental benefits
None: 35%
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