Ground Service Equipment Mechanic Salary
A sizeable majority of Ground Service Equipment Mechanics in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $20.22 per hour. Job satisfaction for Ground Service Equipment Mechanics is high. Most report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a strong majority collect dental insurance. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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|Salary||$21,238 - $80,537|
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|$25,301 - $68,474|
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|Hourly Rate||$11.96 - $32.19|
|Overtime||$14.83 - $53.18|
|Total Pay (||$25,301 - $68,474|
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.Read More...
When ground service equipment malfunctions, the mechanic will remove the equipment until it is restored to full working order. In some cases, the ground service equipment mechanic will not only have to maintain equipment, but will also have to carry out modifications of certain systems, such as the brakes and electric systems of associated equipment. There are usually minimum physical requirements that need to be met, such as the ability to crawl, bend, stoop, and lift heavy items. The mechanic will also be called on for any emergency situations.
Usually, a high school diploma is required for this job, along with a degree from a technical school. The mechanic may have to drive ground service equipment occasionally, so it is important to be certified and licensed to do so. Proficiency with various power and hand tools should be demonstrated. It is important to always adhere to any established guidelines, so that safety can be maintained at all times. Much of the work is done on a team, though individual tasks will be assigned that should be carried out in a proficient and timely manner.
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.
Pay by Experience Level for Ground Service Equipment Mechanic
Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For many Ground Service Equipment Mechanics, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Relatively untried employees who have fewer than five years of experience earn around $32K on average. People who have worked for five to 10 years can expect a higher median salary of $41K. On average, Ground Service Equipment Mechanics make $53K following one to two decades on the job. 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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