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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 $25.47 per hour. Most Jet Aircraft Mechanics like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to almost all, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The data for this synopsis comes from respondents who took the PayScale salary survey.

$30,061 - $80,511
(Median)
$30K
$49K
$81K
MEDIAN: $49,137
10%
50%
90%

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$16.59 - $33.72
(Median)
$17
$25
$34
MEDIAN: $25.00
10%
50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
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$0$27K$54K$81K
Salary
$30,061 - $80,511  
   
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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$32,810 - $77,909  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.59 - $33.72  
   
Overtime
$1.59 - $50.14  
National Annualized Data (?
XAll compensation data shown are gross, national 10th to 90th percentile ranges. Pay can vary greatly by location. To view local data, take the PayScale survey.
)
$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).
)
$32,810 - $77,909  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 16 May 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 80
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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, experience and pay levels seem to be correlated; more years in the business generally lead to more money. Salaries of relatively inexperienced workers fall in the neighborhood of $41K, but folks who have racked up five to 10 years see a notably higher median of $49K. Jet Aircraft Mechanics bring in $59K after working for 10 to 20 years. Respondents who claim more than 20 years of experience may encounter pay that doesn't quite reflect their extensive experience; these veterans report a median income of around $61K.

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Experience Affects Mechanic Jet Aircraft Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Experienced
up arrow 7%

National Average
$55,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 11%

Entry-Level
up arrow 26%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 25 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
15%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
26%
20 years or more
34%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 92% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 59% employee benefits None: 7%
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