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

The average rate for an Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic is $23.01 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.
Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic Total Pay (?
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$33,767 - $79,156
(Median)
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54K
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MEDIAN: $53,767
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Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic Total Pay (?
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$15.60 - $33.69
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$33,767 - $79,156  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,980  
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $3,477  
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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$33,304 - $76,712  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 517
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.60 - $33.69  
   
Overtime
$22.96 - $46.17  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,980  
   
Profit Sharing
$100.67 - $3,477  
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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$33,304 - $76,712  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Jun 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 517
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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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Atlanta
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Los Angeles
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Phoenix
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San Antonio
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New York
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Houston
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Tucson
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National Average
$51,000
Dallas
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Oklahoma City
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Miami
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Chicago
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Cleveland
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Charlotte
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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
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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
3%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
30%
Common Health Benefits
medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 71%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 14%
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