Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics, experience and pay seem to be weakly connected; experience does not necessarily lead to more money. At career start, salaries are typically $44K, which grows to $49,604 after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $53K. Wages do not stop growing after 20 years on the job but they do accelerate at a slower rate, and Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics tend to earn $57K at this point in time. Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics with one to 10 years in the field are most commonly found while those with 10 to 20 years of experience are harder to spot. The rarest group is the one with the most experience to boot—more than 20 years.