Aviation Mechanic Hourly Rate

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 21 Aviation Mechanic votes.
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National Pay Data
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$14.68 - $30.34  
   
Overtime
$24.57 - $46.33  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$1,200  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,150  
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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$27,008 - $73,779  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 Feb 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 206

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Job Description for Aviation Mechanic

An aviation mechanic is a person who typically can be found working at an airport, although airplane manufacturing facilities may have this position available as well. The mechanic is typically employed either by the airport itself or a commercial freight or passenger airline. The primary role of the mechanic is to help ensure the safe operation of all planes under his or her care. This involves performing pre- and post-flight inspections of all aircraft, as well as executing regular maintenance and repairs as necessary.

One of the key elements of the aviation mechanic's job is the inspection of all airplanes, both before and after they fly. Typically the mechanic works from a checklist, but he or she may incorporate any input from flight crews within the inspection as well. The mechanic will note all areas checked and any sub-standard findings that need attention. All inspections are also typically logged and signed by the mechanic.

To work as an aviation mechanic, a person will typically seek out training after high school in a technical school that specializes in the subject. Mechanics will normally specialize in aircraft, from larger jets to smaller turboprop aircraft. Most jurisdictions also require aviation mechanics to possess proper certification for the craft they are assigned to work with. Aviation mechanics may have to work mornings, afternoons, and/or evenings depending on the job assignment.

Aviation Mechanic Tasks
  • Perform preventative, regularly scheduled, and unexpected maintenance on aircraft.
  • Service aircraft according to all FAA regulations.
  • Document inspection and test results and maintain a repair log.
  • Inspect aircraft integrity and perform post-maintenance tests.

Key Stats

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %
Hourly Rate
$19
Hourly Rate
$14 - $25

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 25 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
26%
10-19 years
20%
20 years or more
17%
Certificate (Cert), Aviation Maintenance Technology
$19

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