The average hourly pay for an Aircraft Electrician is $25.24.
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Job Description for Aircraft Electrician
An aircraft electrician can be found in two separate jobs, both having to do with the extensive, complex electronics systems on commercial planes, private prop models, and everything in between. Aircraft manufacturers will use aircraft electricians to correctly install and test electrical systems during the building of a plane. These highly specialized aircraft technicians can also be found working for airlines, airports, or other airplane maintenance companies. In this capacity, the aircraft el…Read more
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.
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Popular Skills for Aircraft Electrician
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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.
Pay Difference by Location
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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).
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