Aviation Maintenance Technician Salary

Men account for the majority of Aviation Maintenance Technicians in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $23.32 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision insurance. Work is reasonably fulfilling for most Aviation Maintenance Technicians — the majority report average levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$29,450 - $91,514

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$15.35 - $36.94

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$29,450 - $91,514  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
Total Pay (?
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$29,860 - $89,659  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 73
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.35 - $36.94  
   
Overtime
$1.88 - $55.12  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
   
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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$29,860 - $89,659  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 91
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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 with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $40K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $51K. Aviation Maintenance Technicians claiming one to two decades of experience make an estimated median of $65K. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $73K, which is barely higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

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Experience Affects Aviation Maintenance Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 41%

Experienced
up arrow 27%

National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
35%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 88% dental benefits Dental: 83%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 8%
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