Mechanic Jet Aircraft Salary

Men make up the majority of Jet Aircraft Mechanics in the United States, and the nationwide average salary in this area lies in the neighborhood of $25.27 per hour. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Nearly all enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to the larger part. The numbers in this rundown were provided by PayScale's salary survey participants.

$27,800 - $81,147
(Median)
$28K
$49K
$81K
MEDIAN: $48,894
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50%
90%

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$16.29 - $32.93
(Median)
$16
$25
$33
MEDIAN: $25.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$27,800 - $81,147  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,546  
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
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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$32,289 - $77,978  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.29 - $32.93  
   
Overtime
$1.86 - $49.63  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,546  
   
Profit Sharing
$2,750  
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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$32,289 - $77,978  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 77
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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. The average inexperienced worker earns $43K, and someone who has worked for five to 10 years can expect a bigger median salary of $49K. On average, Jet Aircraft Mechanics make $58K following one to two decades on the job. More than 20 years of experience mean a somewhat bigger median paycheck of $61K, but it's not much more than what less experienced people make.

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Experience Affects Mechanic Jet Aircraft Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 13%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$54,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 21%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 20 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
16%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
37%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 93%
dental benefits
Dental: 75%
medical benefits
Vision: 60%
dental benefits
None: 6%
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