The average hourly pay for a Helicopter Mechanic is $27.37.
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Job Description for Helicopter Mechanic
Helicopter mechanics are responsible for maintaining and repairing these airborne vehicles to ensure the safety of operators and passengers alike. They typically respond to any issues raised by pilots after a flight to troubleshoot potential problems, and they also perform routine inspections and document all findings whether or not problems were discovered. Any repairs and preventive maintenance must also be fully documented by the mechanic for inspection when licensing and ensuring the flight-…Read more
Helicopter 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.
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Skills in Maintenance, Systems Troubleshooting, Troubleshooting, Gas Turbine and Documentation are correlated to pay that is above average.
Pay by Experience Level for Helicopter Mechanic
An early career Helicopter Mechanic with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $22.42 based on 62 salaries. A mid-career Helicopter Mechanic with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.79 based on 85 salaries. An experienced Helicopter Mechanic with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $28.23 based on 97 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $33.
Pay Difference by Location
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Employees with Helicopter Mechanic in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 44.3% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Los Angeles, California (32.0% more) and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (3.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Mesa, Arizona (26.9% less), Houston, Texas (7.1% less) and San Antonio, Texas (5.0% less).
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