Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Those in the early stages of their career can expect to make around $43K; however, individuals with five to 10 years of experience bring in $50K on average — a distinctly larger sum. For Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $53K. As Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics reach more than two decades on the job, compensation remains commensurate with experience; the average pay in this group is $58K.