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 $23.31 per hour. Career length is the biggest factor affecting pay for this group, followed by geography. Most workers in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.
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$29,710 - $86,321
(Median)
$30K
$54K
$86K
MEDIAN: $53,797
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$14.43 - $37.46
(Median)
$14
$23
$37
MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Salary
$29,710 - $86,321  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
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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$29,866 - $88,892  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 69
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$19$38$57
Hourly Rate
$14.43 - $37.46  
   
Overtime
$1.88 - $56.88  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,137  
   
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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$29,866 - $88,892  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 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.


For many Aviation Maintenance Technicians, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries for inexperienced workers average out to $51K, and those with five to 10 years' experience earn a higher median of $41K. Aviation Maintenance Technicians with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $66K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $71K.

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Experience Affects Aviation Maintenance Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 37%

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
36%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 82%
vision benefits Vision: 72% employee benefits None: 9%
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