The average hourly pay for an Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician is $24.57.
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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. Aircraft mechanics inspect planes for proper function, including checking hydraulics, electronics, exhaust systems, and landing gear. They ensure proper de-icing before flight, as well as install ancillary equipment such as extra fuel tanks or towi…Read more
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.
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Popular Employer Salaries for Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician
The top respondents for the job title Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician are from the companies The Boeing Company, U.S. Air Force (USAF) and Northrop Grumman Corporation. Reported salaries are highest at U.S. Army where the average pay is $31.07. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Lockheed Martin Corp and U.S. Air Force (USAF), earning around $30.55 and $30.00, respectively. Northrop Grumman Corporation pays the lowest at around $22.94. The Boeing Company and Gulfstream Aerospace Corp also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $25.11 and $27.00, respectively.
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Popular Skills for Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician
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Skills in Maintenance, Systems Troubleshooting, Troubleshooting, Composite Materials and Electronic Troubleshooting are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician
An entry-level Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $18.16 based on 56 salaries. An early career Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.67 based on 400 salaries. A mid-career Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.94 based on 391 salaries. An experienced Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.99 based on 296 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $30.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 6.0% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Palmdale, California (5.2% more) and Seattle, Washington (4.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (26.2% less), Wichita, Kansas (18.6% less) and Jacksonville, Florida (12.1% less).
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