Ground Service Equipment Mechanic Salary

Male Ground Service Equipment Mechanics number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $19.16 per hour in the United States. The majority of Ground Service Equipment Mechanics claim high levels of job satisfaction. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the greater part. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$24,511 - $67,247

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$12.09 - $30.10

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$24,511 - $67,247  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,918  
Total Pay (?
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$25,407 - $66,198  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 30
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$12.09 - $30.10  
   
Overtime
$15.23 - $63.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,918  
   
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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$25,407 - $66,198  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53
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Job Description for Ground Service Equipment Mechanic

A ground service equipment mechanic is usually employed at airports or at other areas that service airplanes. The mechanic will maintain ground service equipment within the facility, such as tow tractors, buses, trucks, and service vans. It is important to keep detailed records and logs of any observations and work done. The mechanic will troubleshoot and diagnose ground support equipment and provide periodic maintenance prior to any problems occurring.

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Ground Service Equipment Mechanic Tasks

  • Read, understand and apply information from technical manuals, prints and schematics.
  • Maintain shop supplies, shop and tools.
  • Maintain and repair heavy equipment, hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical machinery and systems.

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Pay by Experience Level for Ground Service Equipment Mechanic

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


Ground Service Equipment Mechanics do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Those who have worked for fewer than five years take home a median salary of $40K, and workers with five to 10 years of experience earn a higher $42K on average. Ground Service Equipment Mechanics who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $49K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.

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Experience Affects Ground Service Equipment Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 14%

National Average
$43,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 14 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
13%
5-9 years
30%
10-19 years
31%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 76%
vision benefits Vision: 62% employee benefits None: 14%
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