Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic Salary

An Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic earns an average wage of $23.62 per hour. A skill in Troubleshooting is associated with high pay for this job.
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$25,447 - $78,706
$25K
$49K
$79K
MEDIAN: $49,108
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50%
90%

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$17.04 - $32.06
$17
$24
$32
MEDIAN: $23.88
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90%

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$0$78K
Salary $25,447 - $78,706
Bonus $2,250
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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$31,153 - $74,161
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 65
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $17.04 - $32.06
Overtime $26.90 - $48.02
Annual Data $0$74K
Bonus $2,250
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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$31,153 - $74,161
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 122

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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

Pay by Experience for an Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic has a positive trend. An entry-level Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 74 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 54 salaries. An experienced Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 49 salaries. An Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 33 salaries.

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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 17 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
▲20%

Experienced
▲15%

Mid-Career
▲4%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
▼17%

Skills That Affect Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic Salaries

Troubleshooting
▲33%

National Average
$51,000

Maintenance
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 17 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
29%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 18%
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