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 $22.04 per hour. Residence is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by career duration and the specific company. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Aviation Maintenance Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$30,913 - $87,614
$31K
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$88K
MEDIAN: $55,271
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$15.00 - $37.28
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$30,913 - $87,614  
   
Bonus
$1,250  
Profit Sharing
$11,850  
Total Pay (?
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$32,378 - $87,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 97
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$15.00 - $37.28  
   
Overtime
$14.00 - $54.69  
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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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$32,378 - $87,418  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 112

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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

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


Aviation Maintenance Technicians with a rich background of experience are typically rewarded with larger paychecks. Folks with fewer than five years of experience take home $42K on average, and those who have worked for five to 10 years see a bigger median salary of $51K. Aviation Maintenance Technicians who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $56K. More than 20 years of experience seem related to solid financial gains; veterans in this group report earning a median of $75K.

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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 13 votes.
Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
24%
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Experience Affects Aviation Maintenance Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 46%

Experienced
up arrow 9%

National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 18%

Skills That Affect Aviation Maintenance Technician Salaries

Avionics
up arrow 27%

Maintenance
up arrow 9%

National Average
$52,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 13 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
5%
1-4 years
34%
5-9 years
20%
10-19 years
16%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
dental benefits
None: 16%
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