A sizeable majority of Ground Service Equipment Mechanics in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $20.12 per hour. Job satisfaction for Ground Service Equipment Mechanics is high. A large number enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. The data in this summary comes from the PayScale salary survey.

$21,381 - $80,000
$21K
$48K
$80K
MEDIAN: $47,932
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50%
90%

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$12.00 - $32.11
$12
$20
$32
MEDIAN: $20.12
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$21,381 - $80,000  
   
Total Pay (?
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$25,718 - $68,241  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$12.00 - $32.11  
   
Overtime
$14.83 - $53.18  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Total Pay (?
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$25,718 - $68,241  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 44

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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

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

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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.


The average beginner in this position makes around $32K, but folks who have been around for five to 10 years see a markedly higher median salary of $44K. On average, Ground Service Equipment Mechanics make $56K following one to two decades on the job. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $50K.

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Key Stats for Ground Service Equipment Mechanic

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.
030
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
19%
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Experience Affects Ground Service Equipment Mechanic Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 30%

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 25%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 8 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
19%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 80%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
dental benefits
None: 11%
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