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Aviation Maintenance Technician Salary

Men make up the majority of Aviation Maintenance Technicians in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $22.58 per hour. Career length and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. Most Aviation Maintenance Technicians are fairly content with their jobs, and work satisfaction falls in line with the national average. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
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$25,532 - $92,164
(Median)
$26K
$51K
$92K
MEDIAN: $51,042
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$13.94 - $37.20
(Median)
$14
$23
$37
MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$33K$66K$99K
Salary
$25,532 - $92,164  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
Total Pay (?
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$28,983 - $97,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 42
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$0$21$42$63
Hourly Rate
$13.94 - $37.20  
   
Overtime
$1.86 - $62.05  
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,213  
   
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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$28,983 - $97,300  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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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.


Aviation Maintenance Technicians who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience have a median salary of $40K. Those who have been around for five to 10 years can expect to take home more — $47K on average. On average, Aviation Maintenance Technicians make $70K following one to two decades on the job. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $74K.

Experience Affects Aviation Maintenance Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 46%

Experienced
up arrow 38%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 10 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 89% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 74% employee benefits None: 6%