Mechanic Aircraft Salary (United States)

Male Mechanic Aircrafts number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $23.32 per hour in the United States. Total cash earnings range from $26,106 on the low end to $71,315 on the high end and can include bonus and profit sharing proceeds as high as $2,500 and $1,973, respectively. Benefits are plentiful in this line of work; most people have both medical and dental plans, and more than half have vision insurance. Most workers in this position report high levels of job satisfaction. Responses to PayScale's salary questionnaire form the basis for this outline.
Mechanic Aircraft Salary (?
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$26,106 - $71,315
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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  
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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. Mechanic Aircrafts go on to become Mechanic Jet Aircrafts more often than anything else, where paychecks are higher by $2,001. Mechanic Aircrafts will find lower salaries (-$3,739) when they move into an Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic role, another well-traveled path for those in this field.

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Pay by Experience Level for Mechanic Aircraft

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.
For Mechanic Aircrafts, level of experience is overall a somewhat less important part of the salary calculation—more experience does not yield dramatically higher pay—and pay raises are largely incremental. At career start, salaries are typically $41K, which grows to $48K after five to 10 years. After spending one to two decades on the job, pay usually hovers around $55K. Salaries tend to grow less rapidly after achieving 20 years of experience, with more senior Mechanic Aircrafts earning an average of $57K per year. Mechanic Aircrafts with one to 10 years of experience are most common in the field, followed by those with more than 20 years and 10 to 20 years. Workers who have been working for 10 to 20 years are hardest to find.

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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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