Mechanic Aircraft Salary

Men make up the majority of Aircraft Mechanics in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $24.12 per hour. Career duration and the particular city each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Aircraft Mechanics like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and the greater part earn dental coverage. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.
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$32,218 - $86,762
$32K
$58K
$87K
MEDIAN: $58,494
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90%

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$15.24 - $33.73
$15
$24
$34
MEDIAN: $24.12
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$29K$58K$87K
Salary
$32,218 - $86,762  
   
Bonus
$1,017  
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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$33,212 - $79,758  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 58
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.24 - $33.73  
   
Overtime
$19.57 - $42.76  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$1,017  
   
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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$33,212 - $79,758  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 158

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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

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

Common Career Paths for Mechanic Aircraft


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For Aircraft Mechanics, advancing into a Corporate Aircraft Mechanic role, for which the median salary is $59K, is not common but it does happen. More often, however, Aircraft Mechanics go on to become 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 with a lot of experience do not necessarily enjoy more money. Workers in their first five years can expect to earn $42K, but people who have been around for five to 10 years earn a noticeably bigger sum of $53K. For Aircraft Mechanics, 10 to 20 years of experience on the job amounts to an average salary of $56K. Old hands boasting more than twenty years of relevant experience report pay that is more or less commensurate with that extensive experience; average earnings for this group come out to approximately $63K.

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Q: What is it like working as a Mechanic Aircraft?

Mechanic Aircraft in Miami:
"A different company."
The industry is changing. There will be more technicians needed. Beware of outsourcing.

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Key Stats for Mechanic Aircraft

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.
Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
32%
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Experience Affects Mechanic Aircraft Salaries

Late-Career
▲18%

Experienced
▲4%

Mid-Career
▼0%

National Average
$53,000

Entry-Level
▼21%

Skills That Affect Mechanic Aircraft Salaries

▲6%

▲3%

National Average
$53,000

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
7 %
Male
93 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
4%
1-4 years
23%
5-9 years
15%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
32%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 65%
vision benefits
Vision: 59%
dental benefits
None: 12%
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