Aviation Maintenance Technician Salary

Very much a male-dominated career in the United States, Aviation Maintenance Technicians earn an average of $21.64 per hour. The most important factor affecting compensation for this group is residence, followed by career duration and the particular employer. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and more than half collect dental insurance. For the most part, Aviation Maintenance Technicians enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,473 - $88,306
$30K
$55K
$88K
MEDIAN: $54,512
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$14.84 - $37.34
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MEDIAN: $21.64
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$30,473 - $88,306  
   
Bonus
$1,250  
Profit Sharing
$11,850  
Total Pay (?
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$31,727 - $88,670  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 85
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.84 - $37.34  
   
Overtime
$20.43 - $53.97  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$1,250  
   
Profit Sharing
$11,850  
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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$31,727 - $88,670  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 105

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Job Description for Aviation Maintenance Technician

Aviation maintenance technicians work primarily for airlines and aircraft repair companies and work with a variety of mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and electrical components. Careful preventive and predictive maintenance must be carried out periodically, and it's important to ensure that calibration and other test equipment is working properly. Potential hazards should also be identified and resolved, and flight conditions are occasionally simulated when testing equipment.

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Aviation Maintenance Technician Tasks

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Aviation Maintenance Technician

Pay by Experience for an Aviation Maintenance Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Aviation Maintenance Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 90 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Aviation Maintenance Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $51,000 based on 51 salaries. An experienced Aviation Maintenance Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 38 salaries. An Aviation Maintenance Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $77,000 based on 45 salaries.

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Key Stats for Aviation Maintenance Technician

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.
Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Aviation Maintenance Technician Salaries

Late-Career
▲49%

Experienced
▲9%

National Average
$51,000

Mid-Career
▼1%

Entry-Level
▼19%

Skills That Affect Aviation Maintenance Technician Salaries

Avionics
▲33%

Maintenance
▲10%

National Average
$51,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
6%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
21%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 57%
no benefits
None: 17%
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