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Line Service Technician Salary (United States)

Line Service Technicians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $12.37 per hour. Health benefits are not claimed by all — somewhere between a fifth and a fourth lack any form of coverage — but a fair number have medical insurance, and the larger part have dental, too. Among folks in this role, job satisfaction levels approximately match the national average. This snapshot results from replies to PayScale's salary survey.
Line Service Technician Salary (?
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$20,768 - $57,648
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MEDIAN: $35,500
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Line Service Technician Salary (?
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$9.73 - $18.25
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National Salary Data

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$20,768 - $57,648  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,468  
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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$20,686 - $43,600  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 17
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$9$18$27
Hourly Rate
$9.73 - $18.25  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.12 - $1.85  
Overtime
$14.57 - $24.27  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$18K$36K$54K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,468  
   
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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$20,686 - $43,600  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 175
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Job Description for Line Service Technician

The line service technician is a position that is employed exclusively by flight support companies. These companies generally prefer applicants who have a high school diploma or GED and at least a few months of experience, but some are willing to train new workers on the job. Applicants must also have a valid driver's license in the state in which they work.
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Line Service Technician Tasks
  • Ensure aircraft storage hangars are clean and perform quality assurance checks on fuel.
  • Marshal aircraft arriving and departing ramp areas.
  • Conduct aircraft refueling operations and park arriving aircrafts.
  • Handle baggage, remove trash, and perform other requests.

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Pay by Experience Level for Line Service Technician

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Line Service Technicians who reported more years of relevant experience also reported higher earnings. People who have worked for fewer than five years bring home $25K on average. Median compensation in the five-to-10 year group, however, is higher at approximately $30K. The average pay reported by folks with 10 to 20 years of experience is around $35K. Seasoned workers who boast more than two decades of relevant experience enjoy a median salary of $44K, which is substantially larger than the medians reported by folks with fewer years on their resumes.

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Experience Affects Line Service Technician Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 63%
Experienced
up arrow 29%
Mid-Career
up arrow 11%
National Average
$27,000
Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

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Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5 based on 28 votes.

Gender

Female
female alumni
 
Male
100%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
13%
1-4 years
45%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
12%
20 years or more
7%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 64%
vision benefits Vision: 50% employee benefits None: 22%