Male Ground Service Equipment Mechanics number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $19.97 per hour in the United States. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Ground Service Equipment Mechanics. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and most earn dental coverage. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$21,381 - $70,000
(Median)
$21K
$48K
$70K
MEDIAN: $47,889
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$12.08 - $30.20
(Median)
$12
$20
$30
MEDIAN: $19.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$21,381 - $70,000  
   
Bonus
$2,400  
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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$26,216 - $63,794  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 19
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$22$44$66
Hourly Rate
$12.08 - $30.20  
   
Overtime
$14.79 - $63.02  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$2,400  
   
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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$26,216 - $63,794  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 46
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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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $33K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $43K. Ground Service Equipment Mechanics bring in $52K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey respondents who have worked for more than 20 years actually report somewhat lower incomes of $49K.

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Experience Affects Ground Service Equipment Mechanic Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 22%

Late-Career
up arrow 14%

Mid-Career
up arrow 1%

National Average
$42,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 23%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
18%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 87%
dental benefits
Dental: 82%
medical benefits
Vision: 67%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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