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Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic Salary (United States)

Men account for the majority of Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $21.40 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to a fair number, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Most Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics report high levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic Salary (?
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$31,893 - $70,236
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MEDIAN: $48,453
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Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic Salary (?
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$15.32 - $29.62
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$31,893 - $70,236  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,996  
Profit Sharing
$486.05 - $2,035  
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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$32,540 - $69,753  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.32 - $29.62  
   
Overtime
$23.71 - $45.14  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,996  
   
Profit Sharing
$486.05 - $2,035  
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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$32,540 - $69,753  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 170
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Job Description for Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic

  • 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.

Common Career Paths for Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic

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Many Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics move into a Maintenance Director role, which does not lead to a big boost in pay. Maintenance Directors on average bring in a similar salary to Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics.

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Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics usually report a few specific skills. Fortunate workers who know Troubleshooting command much higher paychecks, scoring salaries 36 percent above average. Maintenance, on the other hand, is typically associated with much lower pay.

Pay by Experience Level for Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics with more experience do not necessarily bring home bigger paychecks. In fact, experience in this field tends to impact compensation minimally. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $44K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $49K on average — a distinctly larger sum. Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $51K. In the end, the overall pattern seems to be that more experience generally corresponds to higher pay; an Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic with more than 20 years of experience can earn $57K on average.

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Experience Affects Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%
Experienced
up arrow 3%
National Average
$49,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Skills That Affect Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic Salaries

Troubleshooting
up arrow 36%
National Average
$49,000
Maintenance
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 40 votes.

Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 80% dental benefits Dental: 73%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 17%