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Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic Salary (United States)

The average rate for an Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic is $22.85 per hour. A skill in Maintenance is associated with high pay for this job.
Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic Salary (?
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$32,528 - $78,523
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $53,239
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Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic Salary (?
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$15.46 - $32.74
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$32,528 - $78,523  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,878  
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $3,394  
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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$32,754 - $76,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 165
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.46 - $32.74  
   
Overtime
$23.15 - $45.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,878  
   
Profit Sharing
$103.04 - $3,394  
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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$32,754 - $76,302  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 603
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Job Description for Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic

An aircraft and powerplant (A&P) mechanic works on the airframe and engine sections of commercial and private airplanes. They normally do not work on the telemetry, electronics, and other computer-related gear in the cockpit.
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Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic Tasks
  • Document inspection and test results and maintain a repair log.
  • Inspect aircraft integrity and perform post-maintenance tests.
  • Perform preventative, regularly scheduled, and unexpected maintenance on aircraft.
  • Service aircraft according to all FAA regulations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic

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

Pay Difference By Location

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Los Angeles
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Phoenix
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New York
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San Antonio
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Houston
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Atlanta
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Chicago
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National Average
$50,000
Dallas
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Jacksonville
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Miami
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Seattle
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Experience Affects Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic Salaries

Experienced
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National Average
$50,000
Mid-Career
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Skills That Affect Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic Salaries

Maintenance
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Avionics
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National Average
$50,000
Electronic Troubleshooting
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Gas Turbine
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Systems Troubleshooting
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System Repair
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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 95 votes.

Gender

Female
3%
female alumni
 
Male
97%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 82% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 15%