Airplane Mechanic Salary

An Airplane Mechanic earns an average wage of $24.74 per hour.

$44,000 - $71,000
$60K
MEDIAN: $59,994
50%

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$11.92 - $38.96
$12
$25
$39
MEDIAN: $24.97
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$59,994  
   
Bonus
$3,550  
Total Pay (?
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$24,619 - $89,589  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 9
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$25$50$75
Hourly Rate
$11.92 - $38.96  
   
Overtime
$12.50 - $72.41  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$3,550  
   
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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$24,619 - $89,589  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 28

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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

Pay by Experience for an Airplane Mechanic has a positive trend. An entry-level Airplane Mechanic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $47,000 based on 18 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Airplane Mechanic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $68,000 based on 12 salaries. An experienced Airplane Mechanic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 8 salaries. An Airplane Mechanic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 6 salaries.

Key Stats for Airplane Mechanic

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%
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Experience Affects Airplane Mechanic Salaries

Mid-Career
▲22%

Experienced
▲3%

Late-Career
▲3%

National Average
$56,000

Entry-Level
▼15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
8%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 94%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None:
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