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 $22.60 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and most collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,570 - $90,822
(Median)
$30K
$52K
$91K
MEDIAN: $51,991
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90%

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$15.04 - $36.83
(Median)
$15
$23
$37
MEDIAN: $22.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$31K$62K$93K
Salary
$29,570 - $90,822  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
Profit Sharing
$21,600  
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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$30,049 - $88,235  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 96
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.04 - $36.83  
   
Overtime
$12.12 - $54.40  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
   
Profit Sharing
$21,600  
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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$30,049 - $88,235  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 113
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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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Typical Aviation Maintenance Technicians report a focused set of job skills. Maintenance and Avionics are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 12 percent and 12 percent, respectively.

Pay by Experience Level for Aviation Maintenance Technician

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


Aviation Maintenance Technicians generally obtain higher compensation for more plentiful past experience. Relatively untried employees who have less than five years' experience make $41K, but folks with five to 10 years under their belts enjoy an appreciably larger median of $51K. Aviation Maintenance Technicians see a median salary of $62K after reaching one to two decades on the job. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income of $74K, 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 46%

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 20%

Skills That Affect Aviation Maintenance Technician Salaries

Avionics
up arrow 12%

Maintenance
up arrow 12%

National Average
$51,000

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

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

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
medical benefits
Vision: 68%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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