Aviation Mechanic Salary (United States)

An Aviation Mechanic earns an average wage of $21.63 per hour. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job.
Aviation Mechanic Salary (?
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$25,698 - $73,351
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $46,715
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Aviation Mechanic Salary (?
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$14.89 - $30.35
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $21.00
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National Salary Data

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Salary
$25,698 - $73,351  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,523  
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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$29,398 - $71,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 91
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$14.89 - $30.35  
   
Overtime
$18.00 - $43.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $3,523  
   
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).
)
$29,398 - $71,417  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 96
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Job Description for Aviation Mechanic

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

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Pay by Experience Level for Aviation Mechanic

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Experience Affects Aviation Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 23%
Experienced
up arrow 12%
Mid-Career
up arrow 1%
National Average
$49,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
28%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 68% employee benefits None: 13%