Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic Salary

An Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic earns an average wage of $22.91 per hour.

$34,209 - $79,254
(Median)
$34K
$52K
$79K
MEDIAN: $51,737
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$15.65 - $31.81
(Median)
$16
$23
$32
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$34,209 - $79,254  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,010  
Profit Sharing
$604 - $8,940  
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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$33,357 - $76,132  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 371
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.65 - $31.81  
   
Hourly Tips
$12.00  
Overtime
$23.52 - $48.07  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,010  
   
Profit Sharing
$604 - $8,940  
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).
)
$33,357 - $76,132  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 1,230
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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

National Average: $50,495

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Experience Affects Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic Salaries




National Average
$50,000


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

Sheetmetal
up arrow 9%

Avionics
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Maintenance
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Systems Troubleshooting
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Electronic Troubleshooting
0%

Sheet metal
0%

National Average
$50,000

hydraulics
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Gas Turbine
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System Repair
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 156 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
medical benefits
Vision: 58%
dental benefits
None: 17%
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