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Aviation Maintenance Technician Salary

A sizeable majority of Aviation Maintenance Technicians in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $22.86 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number receive medical and dental insurance and a fair number get vision insurance. Most Aviation Maintenance Technicians are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$29,626 - $87,868
(Median)
$30K
$54K
$88K
MEDIAN: $53,797
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$14.30 - $36.23
(Median)
$14
$23
$36
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$29,626 - $87,868  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
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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$29,756 - $90,135  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 63
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$20$40$60
Hourly Rate
$14.30 - $36.23  
   
Overtime
$1.76 - $58.21  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
   
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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$29,756 - $90,135  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 78

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Job Description for Aviation Maintenance Technician

  • Document maintenance, repairs, and status changes as directed by the FAA.
  • Assess all aspects of aircraft and equipment for airworthiness and FAA compliance.
  • Inspect, maintain, repair, and replace equipment and technical apparatus of aircraft.
  • Perform general cleaning and upkeep of hangar, equipment, and tools.

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Pay by Experience Level for Aviation Maintenance Technician

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


In general, experience and pay appear to be strongly linked; those with more experience usually bring in higher incomes. The median compensation for relatively untried workers is $41K; in the five-to-10 year group, it's higher at around $51K. On average, Aviation Maintenance Technicians make $66K following one to two decades on the job. Aviation Maintenance Technicians who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $71K.

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Experience Affects Aviation Maintenance Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 39%

Experienced
up arrow 28%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 11 votes.

Gender

Female
8 %
Male
92 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
21%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 7%
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