Aviation Mechanic Salary

Men account for the majority of Aviation Mechanics in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $20.86 per hour. Geography and career length each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and the greater part collect dental insurance. Most Aviation Mechanics like their work and job satisfaction is high. The figures in this overview were provided by individuals who took PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$22,622 - $69,805
$23K
$46K
$70K
MEDIAN: $45,568
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$15.26 - $31.03
$15
$21
$31
MEDIAN: $20.86
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$22,622 - $69,805  
   
Bonus
$1,850  
Profit Sharing
$2,150  
Total Pay (?
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$25,774 - $72,187  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 94
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.26 - $31.03  
   
Overtime
$25.44 - $46.24  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$1,850  
   
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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$25,774 - $72,187  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 4 May 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 114

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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.

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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.

Common Career Paths for Aviation Mechanic


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Aviation Mechanics who transition into new roles such as Aircraft and Powerplant Mechanic may see a slight upturn in salary. The average Aircraft and Powerplant Mechanic earns $51K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Aviation Mechanic

Pay by Experience for an Aviation Mechanic has a positive trend. An entry-level Aviation Mechanic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 103 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Aviation Mechanic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 58 salaries. An experienced Aviation Mechanic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 51 salaries. An Aviation Mechanic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 31 salaries.

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Key Stats for Aviation Mechanic

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%
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Experience Affects Aviation Mechanic Salaries

Experienced
▲17%

Late-Career
▲17%

Mid-Career
▲3%

National Average
$46,000

Entry-Level
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 77%
dental benefits
Dental: 70%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
no benefits
None: 19%
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