Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Across the entire workforce, experience and pay tend to be weakly linked—those with more experience do not necessarily bring in much higher salaries. Workers new to the field can expect to earn $44K, increasing to $49,604 after five to 10 years. Those with one to two decades of experience under their belt tend to see salaries around $53K. As Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics reach two decades on the job, salary growth continues, albeit at a slower pace, with pay averaging $57K. The majority of Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics have only one to 10 years of practice in the field. Workers with 10 to 20 years make up the second biggest group followed by those with more than 20 years under their belt.