Average Aircraft Electrician Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Aircraft Electrician is $25.24.
MEDIAN $25.24
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Hourly Rate
$18 - $32
$0 - $17,452
Total Pay
$26,085 - $71,956

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Job Description for Aircraft Electrician

Aircraft Electrician Tasks
  • Study and understand electrical schematics.
  • Install and maintain aircraft electrical systems and components.
  • Inspect, test, repair, and modify electrical wiring, systems and components in aircraft.

Popular Employer Salaries for Aircraft Electrician

The top respondents for the job title Aircraft Electrician are from the companies U.S. Air Force (USAF), Northrop Grumman Corporation and The Boeing Company. Reported salaries are highest at The Boeing Company where the average pay is $24.45. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Northrop Grumman Corporation, earning around $23.09. U.S. Marine Corps pays the lowest at around $19.50. U.S. Air Force (USAF) also pays on the lower end of the scale, paying $21.92.

Career Paths

Explore the most common career paths for Aircraft Electrician. Thickness and color of lines indicates popularity of movement from one job to the next. Visit our career path planner to research other job paths.
Aircraft Electrician
Avionics Technician
Electronics Technician
More common (> 20%)
Somewhat common (8 - 20%)
Less common (< 8%)

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Popular Skills for Aircraft Electrician

Skills in Systems Troubleshooting, Electronic Equipment Installation and System Repair are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Avionics and Electronic Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Aircraft Electrician

An early career Aircraft Electrician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $23.39 based on 46 salaries. A mid-career Aircraft Electrician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.99 based on 81 salaries. An experienced Aircraft Electrician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.01 based on 48 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $26.
Employees with Aircraft Electrician in their job title in Jacksonville, Florida earn an average of 3.2% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in San Diego, California (0.8% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Dallas, Texas (32.4% less), Everett, Washington (16.4% less) and Palmdale, California (8.5% less).

Years of Experience

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