Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics, level of experience appears to be a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation — more experience does not correlate to noticeably higher pay. Respondents with less than five years' experience take home $44K on average. In contrast, those who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably higher average of $51K. For Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $52K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $58K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.