Mechanic Jet Aircraft Salary

Men make up the majority of Jet Aircraft Mechanics in the United States, bringing in about $25.30 per hour. Almost all enjoy medical while a fair number get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.

$29,911 - $79,527
(Median)
$30K
$50K
$80K
MEDIAN: $49,579
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$17.30 - $33.32
(Median)
$17
$25
$33
MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$29,911 - $79,527  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,736  
Profit Sharing
$299.50 - $3,097  
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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$33,575 - $77,624  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 53
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$17.30 - $33.32  
   
Overtime
$1.80 - $50.22  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,736  
   
Profit Sharing
$299.50 - $3,097  
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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$33,575 - $77,624  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 20 Jun 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 79
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Job Description for Mechanic Jet Aircraft

  • Document inspection and test results and maintain a repair log.
  • Inspect aircraft integrity and perform post-maintenance tests.
  • Perform preventative, regularly scheduled, and unexpected maintenance on aircraft.
  • Service aircraft according to all FAA regulations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Mechanic Jet Aircraft

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


More years of relevant experience do not necessarily translate to higher paychecks. Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $43K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $50K. Jet Aircraft Mechanics who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $58K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make only slightly more than folks in the 10-to-20 year range; the more senior group sees median earnings in the comparatively modest ballpark of $61K.

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Experience Affects Mechanic Jet Aircraft Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 10%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$55,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 22%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 24 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
23%
10-19 years
27%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 75%
vision benefits Vision: 58% employee benefits None: 7%
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