Mechanic Aircraft Salary

A sizeable majority of Aircraft Mechanics in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $24.54 per hour. Experience level and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction for Aircraft Mechanics is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a majority earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
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$32,231 - $81,085
(Median)
$32K
$54K
$81K
MEDIAN: $53,683
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$15.33 - $32.83
(Median)
$15
$25
$33
MEDIAN: $24.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$32,231 - $81,085  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,965  
Profit Sharing
$725  
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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$33,402 - $76,806  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 86
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$15.33 - $32.83  
   
Hourly Tips
$0.50  
Overtime
$16.80 - $48.81  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,965  
   
Profit Sharing
$725  
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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$33,402 - $76,806  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 237
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Job Description for Mechanic Aircraft

Aircraft mechanics typically work closely with other aircraft staff to keep them informed of a given plane's status. They often perform repairs on aircraft that have been damaged during flight, as well as general maintenance depending on what a plane may need. They also keep an eye on parts which are known to break easily, and generally maintain the aircraft's electrical, mechanical and structural integrity.

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Mechanic Aircraft Tasks

  • Maintain, repair, and rebuild aircraft structures, functional components, and parts.
  • Maintain repair logs, documenting all preventive and corrective aircraft maintenance.
  • Perform preflight, thru-flight, and post-flight maintenance inspections.
  • Examine and inspect aircraft components to locate problems.
  • Read and interpret maintenance manuals, service bulletins, technical data, engineering data, and other specifications.

Common Career Paths for Mechanic Aircraft


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Aircraft Mechanics tend not to experience significant pay changes as they move up the career ladder to roles like Corporate Aircraft Mechanic. The two jobs pay about the same on average. However, it's more common for Aircraft Mechanics to move into roles as Jet Aircraft Mechanics or Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics.

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Pay by Experience Level for Mechanic Aircraft

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


Aircraft Mechanics do not generally earn higher incomes from more experience in the field. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $42K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $49K. Aircraft Mechanics with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $56K. Aircraft Mechanics who surpass 20 years on the job report pay that isn't as high as one would expect; the median compensation for this crowd sits around $61K.

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Experience Affects Mechanic Aircraft Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 15%

Experienced
up arrow 6%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 7%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Skills That Affect Mechanic Aircraft Salaries


Maintenance
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National Average
$53,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 62 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
22%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 67%
medical benefits
Vision: 56%
dental benefits
None: 15%
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