Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic Salary

The average rate for an Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic is $23.57 per hour. A skill in Troubleshooting is associated with high pay for this job. Pay for this job rises steadily for more experienced workers, but goes down noticeably for employees with more than 20 years' experience.
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$24,392 - $75,873
$24K
$49K
$76K
MEDIAN: $49,316
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$15.72 - $31.48
$16
$24
$31
MEDIAN: $23.57
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$24,392 - $75,873  
   
Bonus
$2,000  
Total Pay (?
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$30,925 - $72,612  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.72 - $31.48  
   
Overtime
$21.21 - $45.99  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$2,000  
   
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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$30,925 - $72,612  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 120

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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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Pay by Experience Level for Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Key Stats for Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
21%
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Experience Affects Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic Salaries

Experienced
▲14%

Late-Career
▲7%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
▼16%

Skills That Affect Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic Salaries

Troubleshooting
▲34%

National Average
$50,000

Maintenance
▼21%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 77%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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