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Helicopter Mechanic Salary

More than half of Helicopter Mechanics in the United States are seasoned employees who have more than 10 years of experience in the field. Pay ranges from $36K to $78K per year, and the average comes out to $58K per year. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. For the most part, Helicopter Mechanics enjoy their work and report high levels of job satisfaction.

$30,315 - $81,749
(Median)
$30K
$58K
$82K
MEDIAN: $57,849
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90%

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$18.38 - $31.90
(Median)
$18
$25
$32
MEDIAN: $24.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$30,315 - $81,749  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
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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$36,213 - $78,208  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 59
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$18.38 - $31.90  
   
Overtime
$27.40 - $50.68  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
   
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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$36,213 - $78,208  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53

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Job Description for Helicopter Mechanic

  • Document inspection and test results and maintain a repair log.
  • Inspect aircraft integrity and perform post-maintenance tests.
  • Perform preventative, regularly scheduled, and unexpected maintenance on aircraft.
  • Service aircraft according to all FAA regulations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Helicopter Mechanic

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.


For many Helicopter Mechanics, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $52K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $53K. Helicopter Mechanics with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $58K. Helicopter Mechanics who have acquired more than two decades of experience generally do see greater compensation; their average income is approximately $67K.

 
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Experience Affects Helicopter Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 21%

Experienced
up arrow 4%

National Average
$56,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Entry-Level
up arrow 7%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 15 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
19%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
25%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 12%
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