Male Jet Aircraft Mechanics number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $26.93 per hour in the United States. Job satisfaction is reported as high by the vast majority of workers. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to more than half. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$26,594 - $67,370
(Median)
$27K
$48K
$67K
MEDIAN: $47,932
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50%
90%

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$17.75 - $36.44
(Median)
$18
$27
$36
MEDIAN: $26.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Salary
$26,594 - $67,370  
   
Total Pay (?
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$29,799 - $75,904  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 25
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$16$32$48
Hourly Rate
$17.75 - $36.44  
   
Overtime
$37.75  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$32K$64K$96K
Total Pay (?
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$29,799 - $75,904  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 27
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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 many Jet Aircraft Mechanics, extensive experience does not lead to significantly more money. People who have worked for fewer than five years earn around $45K, and folks with five to 10 years of experience see a modestly higher median of $47K. Jet Aircraft Mechanics who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $59K. Survey participants who have spent more than 20 years on the job report a predictably higher median income of $63K, demonstrating that compensation is roughly commensurate with experience in the end.

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Experience Affects Mechanic Jet Aircraft Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 18%

Experienced
up arrow 10%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 12%

Entry-Level
up arrow 15%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 6 votes.

Gender

Female
10 %
Male
90 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
21%
5-9 years
19%
10-19 years
29%
20 years or more
31%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 97%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
medical benefits
Vision: 65%
dental benefits
None: 3%
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