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

An Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic earns an average wage of $23.11 per hour.
Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic Salary (?
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$33,543 - $77,290
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $53,477
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Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic Salary (?
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$15.47 - $32.92
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$33,543 - $77,290  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,103  
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $3,425  
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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$33,003 - $75,974  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 129
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.47 - $32.92  
   
Overtime
$22.99 - $45.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,103  
   
Profit Sharing
$102.13 - $3,425  
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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$33,003 - $75,974  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 471
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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 Difference By Location

San Francisco
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San Diego
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Los Angeles
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Phoenix
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San Antonio
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Atlanta
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New York
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Houston
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Chicago
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National Average
$51,000
Oklahoma City
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Miami
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Experience Affects Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
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Experienced
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National Average
$51,000
Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic Salaries

Maintenance
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Avionics
0%
National Average
$51,000
System Repair
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Electronic Troubleshooting
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Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 69%
vision benefits Vision: 57% employee benefits None: 15%
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