Salary for Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

Also known as:  A&P Mechanic, Aircraft Engine Mechanic, Aircraft Engine Specialist, Airframe and Power Plant Mechanic, Airframe Mechanic, Airplane Rigger, FAA Certified Powerplant Mechanic, Flight Test Mechanic, Helicopter Mechanic, Jet Engine Mechanic helps transportation professionals find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations.

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Aircraft mechanics and service technicians repair, inspect, test, maintain and install aircraft carrier engines and assemblies, including helicopters. This work can be strenuous and because of the dangerous tools and work environment employees are subjected to. To be considered for this position, vocational training, related experience or an associate's degree is usually required. Once hired, an employer may require an apprenticeship program. One or two years of formal on-site job training is standard with this occupation.

An Aircraft Mechanic or Service Technician can get an average wage on a scale from 40000 to 60000 based on level of experience. Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians can get a compensation of Fifty Two Thousand Nine Hundred dollars per year.

Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians have the most lucrative average salary level in Tennessee, where they get an average salary rate of near $69980. People holding these jobs have the highest pay levels in Finance and Insurance, where they earn average job salaries of $76690.

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The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 12.02 percent nationwide in that time.
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities $76,690
Finance and Insurance $74,890
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction $66,540
Public Administration $55,690
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services $55,660
Manufacturing $54,330
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting $37,250
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services $39,030
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation $39,960
Wholesale Trade $44,110
Educational Services $45,350
Other Services (except Public Administration) $49,820