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Mechanic Jet Aircraft Salary

Male Jet Aircraft Mechanics number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $25.31 per hour in the United States. Almost all report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Jet Aircraft Mechanics. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$30,600 - $80,511
(Median)
$31K
$51K
$81K
MEDIAN: $50,719
10%
50%
90%

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$16.39 - $33.56
(Median)
$16
$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
$30,600 - $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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$33,291 - $77,719  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 56
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$17$34$51
Hourly Rate
$16.39 - $33.56  
   
Overtime
$1.52 - $50.00  
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.
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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).
)
$33,291 - $77,719  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 84

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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.


Jet Aircraft Mechanics with a lot of experience tend to enjoy higher earnings. Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $40K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $50K. After working for 10 to 20 years, Jet Aircraft Mechanics make a median salary of $59K. 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 11%

Experienced
up arrow 8%

National Average
$55,000

Mid-Career
up arrow 9%

Entry-Level
up arrow 28%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 27 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
16%
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%