Mechanic Aircraft Salary (United States)

Mechanic Aircrafts in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $23.32 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to the greater part, and most earn dental coverage. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
Mechanic Aircraft Salary (?
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$26,106 - $71,315
(Median)
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61K
71K
MEDIAN: $47,398
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Mechanic Aircraft Salary (?
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$15.84 - $30.64
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MEDIAN: $23.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$26,106 - $71,315  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,500  
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $1,973  
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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$32,187 - $71,116  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 104
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$15.84 - $30.64  
   
Overtime
$18.23 - $45.78  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,500  
   
Profit Sharing
$-0.49 - $1,973  
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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$32,187 - $71,116  
PayScale
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 324
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Job Description for Mechanic Aircraft

  • 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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Compensation may increase for Mechanic Aircrafts who advance in their career. Upper-end positions like Corporate Aircraft Mechanic may make an additional $7,698 per year than lower-end positions. The most common career progression for Mechanic Aircrafts leads to becoming a Mechanic Jet Aircraft, resulting in an extra $2,001 annually. However, many Mechanic Aircrafts also opt to become an Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic, a move that typically leads to a pay cut of $3,739.

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Pay by Experience Level for Mechanic Aircraft

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
Mechanic Aircrafts with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy higher salaries, as pay increases are mainly incremental. Starting out, salaries fall in the $41K range but grow to $48K after five to 10 years. After 10 to 20 years, compensation comes in at $55K. Once they've gotten two decades of experience under their belts, Mechanic Aircrafts encounter slower salary growth; at this point, they earn $57K annually. Those with 10 to 20 years of experience are scarcest in the field. Most typically, Mechanic Aircrafts report having spent one to 10 years on the job followed by those with more than 20 years.

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Experience Affects Mechanic Aircraft Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 14%
Experienced
up arrow 7%
National Average
$51,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
Entry-Level
up arrow 19%

Skills That Affect Mechanic Aircraft Salaries

Avionics
up arrow 13%
National Average
$51,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 59 votes.

Gender

Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
20%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
29%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 81% dental benefits Dental: 70%
vision benefits Vision: 56% employee benefits None: 16%
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