Aviation Mechanic Salary

Male Aviation Mechanics number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $20.80 per hour in the United States. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Most Aviation Mechanics like their work and job satisfaction is high. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$22,897 - $69,174
$23K
$41K
$69K
MEDIAN: $41,055
10%
50%
90%

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$15.68 - $30.41
$16
$21
$30
MEDIAN: $21.22
10%
50%
90%

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$0$72K
Salary $22,897 - $69,174
Bonus $1,526
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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$25,295 - $72,724
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 93
Hourly Data $0$51
Hourly Rate $15.68 - $30.41
Overtime $25.18 - $51.10
Annual Data $0$72K
Bonus $1,526
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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$25,295 - $72,724
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 14 Oct 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 106

Job Description for Aviation Mechanic

An aviation mechanic is a person who typically can be found working at an airport, although airplane manufacturing facilities may have this position available as well. The mechanic is typically employed either by the airport itself or a commercial freight or passenger airline. The primary role of the mechanic is to help ensure the safe operation of all planes under his or her care. This involves performing pre- and post-flight inspections of all aircraft, as well as executing regular maintenance and repairs as necessary.

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Aviation 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.

Common Career Paths for Aviation Mechanic


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Aviation Mechanics who become Aircraft and Powerplant Mechanics position may earn slightly higher salaries. The median income for that position is $51K per year.

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Pay by Experience Level for Aviation Mechanic

Pay by Experience for an Aviation Mechanic has a positive trend. An entry-level Aviation Mechanic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $40,000 based on 103 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Aviation Mechanic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 58 salaries. An experienced Aviation Mechanic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 51 salaries. An Aviation Mechanic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $54,000 based on 31 salaries.

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Key Stats for Aviation Mechanic

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Experience Affects Aviation Mechanic Salaries

Experienced
▲19%

Late-Career
▲19%

Mid-Career
▲5%

National Average
$45,000

Entry-Level
▼12%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 33 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
31%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
16%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 82%
dental benefits
Dental: 68%
vision benefits
Vision: 61%
no benefits
None: 16%