Ground Service Equipment Mechanic Salary

Men account for the majority of Ground Service Equipment Mechanics in the United States. The overall average income for this group is approximately $19.19 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to most, and a strong majority earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$30,410 - $68,628
(Median)
$30K
$49K
$69K
MEDIAN: $49,048
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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 (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Take the PayScale Survey to find out how location influences pay for this job.
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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.


Ground Service Equipment Mechanics with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $39K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $44K. Ground Service Equipment Mechanics who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $48K. Veterans who have surpassed the 20-year mark may make only slightly more than those who are navigating the mid-career stage; the more senior group reports median earnings of around $49K.

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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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