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.