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Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic Salary

An Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic earns an average wage of $22.13 per hour. A skill in Troubleshooting is associated with high pay for this job.
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$30,866 - $77,419
(Median)
$31K
$49K
$77K
MEDIAN: $48,919
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$15.38 - $29.88
(Median)
$15
$22
$30
MEDIAN: $22.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$30,866 - $77,419  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,023  
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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$32,456 - $72,696  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 54
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.38 - $29.88  
   
Overtime
$23.74 - $45.43  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,023  
   
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).
)
$32,456 - $72,696  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 171

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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.

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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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Experience Affects Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Experienced
up arrow 3%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 14%

Skills That Affect Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic Salaries

Troubleshooting
up arrow 32%

National Average
$51,000

Maintenance
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 39 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 72%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 16%
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