Ground Service Equipment Mechanic Salary

Men make up the majority of Ground Service Equipment Mechanics in the United States, bringing in about $19.19 per hour. Most Ground Service Equipment Mechanics report high levels of job satisfaction. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$30,410 - $68,628
(Median)
$30K
$49K
$69K
MEDIAN: $49,048
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50%
90%

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$11.97 - $28.52
(Median)
$12
$19
$29
MEDIAN: $19.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$30,410 - $68,628  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,872  
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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$28,807 - $66,970  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 31
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$11.97 - $28.52  
   
Overtime
$15.07 - $36.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $5,872  
   
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).
)
$28,807 - $66,970  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 64
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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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Ground Service Equipment Mechanics — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $39K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $44K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Ground Service Equipment Mechanics make a median salary of $48K. Folks who have racked up more than 20 years in the field report incomes that aren't that much higher than less experienced individuals' earnings; the veterans make just $49K on average.

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Experience Affects Ground Service Equipment Mechanic Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 12%

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
0%

National Average
$43,000

Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
17%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
36%
20 years or more
22%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 73%
medical benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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