An Airplane Mechanic earns an average wage of $24.30 per hour.

$20,273 - $83,845
$20K
$56K
$84K
MEDIAN: $55,955
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$15.51 - $37.68
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$24
$38
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$20,273 - $83,845  
   
Total Pay (?
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$32,572 - $85,971  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 11
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$15.51 - $37.68  
   
Overtime
$11.23 - $73.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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Total Pay (?
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$32,572 - $85,971  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 25

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Job Description for Airplane Mechanic

Airplane mechanics must have extensive knowledge of airplanes, how they operate, and how to keep them functioning properly and safely for staff and passengers. The importance of this position cannot be overstated, as thousands of people ride airplanes every day and it is crucial that these planes are in optimal condition at all times.

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Airplane 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 Airplane Mechanic

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

Key Stats for Airplane Mechanic

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Airplane Mechanic Salaries

Mid-Career
up arrow 36%

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 2%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
39%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
14%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 78%
vision benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None:
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