$48,147
Avg. Salary
$23.71
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,017

Bonus

$1,500

Profit Sharing

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic is $23.71 per hour.

The average pay for an Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic is $48,147 per year.

10%
$16.64
10%
$23.71
50%
$32.31
90%
90%
MEDIAN $23.71
10%
$24k
10%
$48k
50%
$87k
90%
90%
MEDIAN $48,147
$23,773 - $87,016
$24K
$48K
$87K
MEDIAN: $48,147
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$16.64 - $32.31
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MEDIAN: $23.71
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$0$87K
Salary $23,773 - $87,016
Bonus $199 - $4,848
Profit Sharing $1,500
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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$30,718 - $78,924
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 115
Hourly Data $0$48
Hourly Rate $16.64 - $32.31
Overtime $23.63 - $48.57
Annual Data $0$78K
Bonus $199 - $4,848
Profit Sharing $1,500
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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$30,718 - $78,924
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 13 Mar 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 194

Job Description

The aircraft industry typically divides the non-passenger parts of planes into two major areas: the powerplant (the engine and internal propulsion and control systems and gauges) and the airframe (mostly external structures and components). An airframe & powerplant mechanic (A&P mechanic) is certified to perform almost all repair and maintenance work on airplanes and responsible for inspecting, maintaining, and repairing planes as needed. They may also diagnose any issues reported by pilots or flight crew upon landing.

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Airframe & Powerplant 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.

Popular Employer Salaries

$0$41K

$39,783

Common Career Paths


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Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics who go on to become Aircraft and Powerplant Mechanics may see somewhat stagnant compensation. On average, an Aircraft and Powerplant Mechanic, an upper-level role, pays $51K.

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Pay by Experience Level

Pay by Experience for an Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic has a positive trend. An entry-level Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $42,000 based on 74 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $53,000 based on 54 salaries. An experienced Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $58,000 based on 49 salaries. An Airframe & Powerplant Mechanic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $61,000 based on 33 salaries.

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Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
18%

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How Experience Affects Salaries

Late-Career
▲21%

Experienced
▲16%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$50,000

Entry-Level
▼17%

How Skills Affect Salaries

Troubleshooting
▲33%

National Average
$50,000

Maintenance
▼22%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 35 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
32%
5-9 years
27%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
18%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 81%
dental benefits
Dental: 74%
vision benefits
Vision: 65%
no benefits
None: 19%