Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic Salary

An Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic earns an average wage of $23.06 per hour.

$34,484 - $79,739
$34K
$53K
$80K
MEDIAN: $53,483
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$15.99 - $31.88
$16
$23
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MEDIAN: $23.06
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,484 - $79,739  
   
Bonus
$402.68 - $4,894  
Profit Sharing
$10.07 - $19,866  
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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$34,441 - $74,606  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 309
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.99 - $31.88  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.48  
Overtime
$24.29 - $49.94  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$402.68 - $4,894  
   
Profit Sharing
$10.07 - $19,866  
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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$34,441 - $74,606  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 1,148

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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

  • Perform preventative, regularly scheduled, and unexpected maintenance on aircraft.
  • Service aircraft according to all FAA regulations.
  • Document inspection and test results and maintain a repair log.
  • Inspect aircraft integrity and perform post-maintenance tests.

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

Pay by Experience for an Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic has a positive trend. An entry-level Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $43,000 based on 624 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $52,000 based on 395 salaries. An experienced Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 382 salaries. An Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 339 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $51,037

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Key Stats for Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 145 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
23%
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Experience Affects Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic Salaries

▲20%

▲13%

▲1%

National Average
$51,000

▼16%

Skills That Affect Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic Salaries

Sheetmetal
▲8%

▲3%

Sheet metal
▲2%


Maintenance
▼0%

National Average
$51,000

Electronic Troubleshooting
▼1%

Team Leadership
▼1%

Quality Assurance / Quality Control
▼2%

Gas Turbine
▼7%

hydraulics
▼13%

System Repair
▼17%

Troubleshooting
▼20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 145 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 79%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 58%
no benefits
None: 18%