Average Aircraft Maintenance Technician Hourly Pay

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The average hourly pay for an Aircraft Maintenance Technician is $25.72.
MEDIAN $25.72
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Hourly Rate
$17 - $41
$409 - $9,696
Profit Sharing
$1,000 - $12,208
Total Pay
$35,017 - $97,184

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Job Description for Aircraft Maintenance Technician

Aircraft Maintenance Technician Tasks
  • Validate work completed on aircraft and maintain logs regarding repair and maintenance.
  • Keep work areas clean and safe in adherence to established safety policies.
  • Rebuild, maintain, and repair aircraft components and systems.
The top respondents for the job title Aircraft Maintenance Technician are from the companies American Airlines, Delta Air Lines Inc and The Boeing Company. Reported salaries are highest at American Airlines where the average pay is $47.41. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include United Airlines, Inc. and Delta Air Lines Inc, earning around $35.39 and $35.00, respectively. Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company pays the lowest at around $16.33. The Boeing Company and Lockheed Martin Corp also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $24.49 and $31.00, respectively.

Career Paths

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Aircraft Maintenance Technician
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Popular Skills for Aircraft Maintenance Technician

Skills in Systems Troubleshooting, Troubleshooting and Avionics are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Team Leadership and Maintenance.

Pay by Experience Level for Aircraft Maintenance Technician

An entry-level Aircraft Maintenance Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $19.52 based on 21 salaries. An early career Aircraft Maintenance Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.49 based on 143 salaries. A mid-career Aircraft Maintenance Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.97 based on 112 salaries. An experienced Aircraft Maintenance Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $28.06 based on 120 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $32.
Employees with Aircraft Maintenance Technician in their job title in Tulsa, Oklahoma earn an average of 39.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Chicago, Illinois (39.2% more) and Seattle, Washington (27.6% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Indianapolis, Indiana (6.8% less) and Los Angeles, California (0.9% less).

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