Average Helicopter Mechanic Hourly Pay

$27.80
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$2,300
Bonus
$1,350
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The average hourly pay for a Helicopter Mechanic is $27.80.
10%
$19.85
MEDIAN
$27.80
90%
$35.79
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Hourly Rate
$20 - $36
Bonus
$150 - $22,500
Profit Sharing
$0 - $1,350
Total Pay
$35,247 - $85,719
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What Do Helicopter Mechanics Do?

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.

Job Satisfaction for Helicopter Mechanic

4.2 out of 5
(44)
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What Are Popular Skills for Helicopter Mechanics?

Skills in Maintenance, Systems Troubleshooting and Gas Turbine are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Quality Assurance / Quality Control and Troubleshooting.

What is the Pay by Experience Level for Helicopter Mechanics?

An early career Helicopter Mechanic with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $22.30 based on 44 salaries. A mid-career Helicopter Mechanic with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.52 based on 60 salaries. An experienced Helicopter Mechanic with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $28.28 based on 85 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $34.
Employees with Helicopter Mechanic in their job title in Los Angeles, California earn an average of 79.9% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Parker, Arizona (21.9% more) and Las Vegas, Nevada (10.3% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Mesa, Arizona (28.1% less), Houston, Texas (8.6% less) and San Antonio, Texas (6.5% less).

Years of Experience

This data is based on 245 survey responses.
Early Career
18.0%
Mid Career
24.5%
Experienced
34.7%
Late Career
22.9%