Avg. Base Salary (USD)
The average salary for an Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic is $52,402
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanics?
An early career Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $36,000 based on 5 salaries. A mid-career Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanic with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $50,020 based on …Read more
What Do Aircraft and Powerplant (A&P) Mechanics Do?
An aircraft and powerplant (A&P) mechanic works on the airframe and engine sections of commercial and private airplanes. They normally do not work on the telemetry, electronics, and other computer-related gear in the cockpit.
A&P mechanics are hired by commercial aviation companies or airports to help maintain and repair a wide variety of aircraft.
An A&P mechanic's primary job is to maintain the aircraft so that it meets FAA standards for safety and standards. They perform routine …Read more
- 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.