$49,444
Avg. Salary
$23.71
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,756

Bonus

$3,931

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician is $23.71 per hour.

The average pay for an Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician is $49,444 per year.

$15.55
10%
$23.71
50%
$34.70
90%
MEDIAN $23.71
$28k
10%
$49k
50%
$85k
90%
MEDIAN $49,444
$27,916 - $84,517
$28K
$49K
$85K
MEDIAN: $49,444
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90%

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$15.55 - $34.70
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MEDIAN: $23.71
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$0$84K
Salary $27,916 - $84,517
Bonus $201 - $7,149
Profit Sharing $515 - $12,907
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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$31,389 - $79,879
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 458
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $15.55 - $34.70
Hourly Tips $18.20
Overtime $21.15 - $51.27
Annual Data $0$79K
Bonus $201 - $7,149
Profit Sharing $515 - $12,907
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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$31,389 - $79,879
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 9 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 964

Job Description for Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician

Aircraft mechanics/service technicians are responsible for all aspects of the care and maintenance of aircraft. They provide both urgent maintenance to address specific issues and continued general care to ensure aircraft remain in good condition.

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Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician Tasks
  • Perform preventative, regularly scheduled, and unexpected maintenance on aircraft.
  • Service aircraft according to all FAA regulations.
  • Document inspection and test results and maintain a repair log.
  • Inspect aircraft integrity and perform post-maintenance tests.

Common Career Paths for Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician


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Aircraft Mechanics who transition into an Aircraft Maintenance Manager role may receive large pay increases as the latter position pays an average $75K per year. It is not uncommon for an Aircraft Mechanic to continue on to become an Aircraft and Powerplant Mechanic or an Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic.

Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician Job Listings

Popular Skills for Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician


Survey results imply that Aircraft Mechanics put a diverse skill set to use. Most notably, skills in Systems Troubleshooting, Troubleshooting, Electronic Troubleshooting, and Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average. At the other end of the pay range are skills like Industrial Hydraulics, Composite Materials, and Avionics. Those educated in Maintenance tend to be well versed in Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician

Pay by Experience for an Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 314 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $50,000 based on 228 salaries. An experienced Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 177 salaries. An Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $64,000 based on 136 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

46%

15%

7%

-1%

-1%

-11%

National Average: $51,523

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Aircraft Mechanics, Houston provides a pay rate that is 48 percent greater than the national average. Aircraft Mechanics can also look forward to large paychecks in cities like Palmdale (+37 percent), Seattle (+33 percent), Denver (+18 percent), and New York (+17 percent). Aircraft Mechanics in Miami make 36 percent less than the national average, proving that location is a major factor in pay. Workers in Greensboro and Indianapolis earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (28 percent less and 25 percent less, respectively).

Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician?

Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician in Moreno Valley:
"Dont be Afraid."
Don't be afraid to: Ask again, Ask for help, Ask someone to double check, Take notes, Take time to do it right, Take a rag to it, Put your name on it, Put your tools away every night, Say no to an all-nighter with your buds, Cut your own safetywire, Fly what you fix.

Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician in Singapore:
"Love your jobs, but not your company."
Love and learn a lot about your jobs. Respect and make a friends with all experiences mechanic. See the good opportunities in other company that give you a very good future.

Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician in Kansas City:
If people are interested in the aircraft business make sure you are willing to travel a lot meaning you have to follow the money.

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Key Stats for Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 242 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
20%

Experience Affects Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician Salaries

▲24%

▲11%

National Average
$52,000

▼2%

▼20%

Skills That Affect Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician Salaries

National Average
$52,000



▼4%



▼5%

Industrial Hydraulics
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 242 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
28%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 83%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 68%
no benefits
None: 15%