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Mechanic Jet Aircraft Salary (United States)

Jet Aircraft Mechanics in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $25.43 per hour. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The majority of workers are highly satisfied with their job. The figures in this rundown are based on the results of PayScale's salary questionnaire.
Mechanic Jet Aircraft Salary (?
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$32,602 - $79,795
(Median)
33K
41K
51K
68K
80K
MEDIAN: $51,073
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Mechanic Jet Aircraft Salary (?
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$16.53 - $33.89
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MEDIAN: $25.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$32,602 - $79,795  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,723  
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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$34,056 - $77,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 61
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.53 - $33.89  
   
Overtime
$1.64 - $50.87  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,723  
   
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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$34,056 - $77,573  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 11 Dec 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 95
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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.
For Jet Aircraft Mechanics, experience does not seem to be a major factor in determining pay. The average inexperienced worker earns $44K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $51K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Jet Aircraft Mechanics make a median salary of $60K. Individuals who report more than two decades of experience seem to make about the same as folks in the 10-to-20 year range.
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Experience Affects Mechanic Jet Aircraft Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 8%
Experienced
up arrow 7%
National Average
$56,000
Mid-Career
up arrow 9%
Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

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Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5 based on 30 votes.

Gender

Female
4%
female alumni
 
Male
96%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
35%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 91% dental benefits Dental: 79%
vision benefits Vision: 61% employee benefits None: 9%