Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic Salary

Men make up the majority of Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $23.62 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. For the most part, Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$24,130 - $79,149
$24K
$50K
$79K
MEDIAN: $49,660
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$16.34 - $31.64
$16
$24
$32
MEDIAN: $23.62
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$24,130 - $79,149  
   
Bonus
$2,250  
Total Pay (?
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$30,799 - $75,407  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 60
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$16.34 - $31.64  
   
Overtime
$23.35 - $47.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$2,250  
   
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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$30,799 - $75,407  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 115
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Job Description for Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic

The aircraft industry typically divides the non-passenger parts of planes into two major areas: the powerplant (the engine and internal propulsion and control systems and gauges) and the airframe (mostly external structures and components). An airframe & powerplant mechanic (A&P mechanic) is certified to perform almost all repair and maintenance work on airplanes and responsible for inspecting, maintaining, and repairing planes as needed. They may also diagnose any issues reported by pilots or flight crew upon landing.

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Airframe & Powerplant 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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Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics' salary tends to stay somewhat level for those who assume higher-end positions like Aircraft and Powerplant Mechanic. Median pay for Aircraft and Powerplant Mechanics is $51K.

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Pay by Experience Level for Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic

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. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $42K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $53K. Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $58K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $61K on average.

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Key Stats for Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

Experienced
▲16%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
▼17%

Skills That Affect Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic Salaries

Troubleshooting
▲34%

National Average
$50,000

Maintenance
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
dental benefits
None: 18%
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