Average Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic Hourly Pay

$24.59
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$1,496
Bonus
$2,017
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The average hourly pay for an Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic is $24.59.
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$17.38
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$24.59
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$34.65
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$17 - $35
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$359 - $8,970
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What Do Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanics Do?

Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic 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.

Job Satisfaction for Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic

3.8 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic are from the companies U.S. Air Force (USAF), The Boeing Company and American Airlines. Reported salaries are highest at American Airlines where the average pay is $34.11. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include The Boeing Company and Bombardier, earning around $28.49 and $27.14, respectively. Skywest Airlines, Inc. pays the lowest at around $23.72. Textron, Inc. and Delta Air Lines Inc also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $24.29 and $26.04, respectively.

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What Are Popular Skills for Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanics?

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

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanics?

An entry-level Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $19.25 based on 110 salaries. An early career Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.56 based on 720 salaries. A mid-career Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.73 based on 571 salaries. An experienced Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $27.14 based on 461 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $30.
Employees with Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic in their job title in Atlanta, Georgia earn an average of 4.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (4.5% more) and Las Vegas, Nevada (3.5% more). The lowest salaries can be found in San Antonio, Texas (5.7% less) and Dallas, Texas (2.4% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 2,412 survey responses.
Entry Level
4.6%
Early Career
29.9%
Mid Career
23.7%
Experienced
19.1%
Late Career
22.8%