Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician Salary

Men make up the majority of Aircraft Mechanics in the United States, bringing in about $22.97 per hour. Earnings for this group are mostly affected by the particular firm, followed by geography and experience level. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Aircraft Mechanics. Most enjoy medical while a strong majority get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a majority. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.
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$26,991 - $80,595
$27K
$49K
$81K
MEDIAN: $49,091
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50%
90%

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$15.83 - $33.81
$16
$23
$34
MEDIAN: $23.18
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50%
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$0$80K
Salary $26,991 - $80,595
Bonus $456.15 - $7,964
Profit Sharing $1,800
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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$31,701 - $77,358
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 291
Hourly Data $0$49
Hourly Rate $15.83 - $33.81
Overtime $20.79 - $49.97
Annual Data $0$77K
Bonus $456.15 - $7,964
Profit Sharing $1,800
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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$31,701 - $77,358
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 19 Sep 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 594

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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.

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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 Employer Salaries for Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician


U.S. Air Force (USAF), The Boeing Company, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and Northrop Grumman Corporation are top-notch employers for Aircraft Mechanics in this area. Aircraft Mechanics seeking a sizable paycheck can earn the most at United Airlines, Inc., where the average salary comes to $79K. Also paying near the top of the field are Northrop Grumman Corporation at $58K, Aecom Corporation at $57K, and The Boeing Company, where Aircraft Mechanics annually earn $52K.

Others at the bottom of the scale for this job include Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company at $39K, and U.S. Air Force (USAF) where $43K is the norm, but it is worth noting that some Aircraft Mechanics there earn up to $56K.

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

National Average: $51,126

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).

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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 130 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
20%
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Experience Affects Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician Salaries

▲25%

▲12%

National Average
$51,000

▼1%

▼20%

Skills That Affect Aircraft Mechanic / Service Technician Salaries


National Average
$51,000


▼3%


▼4%


Industrial Hydraulics
▼13%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 130 votes.

Gender

Female
4 %
Male
96 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
25%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 71%
vision benefits
Vision: 64%
no benefits
None: 16%
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