Helicopter Mechanic Salary

Helicopter Mechanics in the United States tend to have a good amount of experience under their belt — a little over a half have more than 10 years in the field. While pay runs from $36K to $78K per year, median earnings come to $58K per year. A large number enjoy medical while a majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to approximately one-half. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$30,464 - $81,179
(Median)
$30K
$58K
$81K
MEDIAN: $57,577
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90%

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$18.42 - $31.82
(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
$30,464 - $81,179  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $10,067  
Total Pay (?
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$36,433 - $77,836  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$18.42 - $31.82  
   
Overtime
$27.50 - $50.34  
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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$36,433 - $77,836  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 2 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 55
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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.


Experience and pay tend to be weakly linked for Helicopter Mechanics — those with more experience do not necessarily bring in higher earnings. Individuals who have worked for fewer than five years bring in approximately $50K on average. Those in the five-to-10 year range can expect an average that is only a touch bigger at $53K. Helicopter Mechanics bring in $58K after working for 10 to 20 years. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $69K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Helicopter Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 26%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$55,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

Entry-Level
up arrow 8%

Job Satisfaction

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

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
23%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 86% dental benefits Dental: 59%
vision benefits Vision: 49% employee benefits None: 13%
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