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 $22.60 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most enjoy medical while a large number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Most people on this career path report moderate levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.
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$29,570 - $90,822
(Median)
$30K
$52K
$91K
MEDIAN: $51,991
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$15.04 - $36.83
(Median)
$15
$23
$37
MEDIAN: $22.00
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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

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

  • 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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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 with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. 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 bring in $62K after working for 10 to 20 years. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $74K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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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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