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

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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.

A Aircraft Mechanic and Service Technician gets a salary of between $38,970 to $103,880 based on the level of education. will most likely receive a wage of sixty-nine thousand and fourty dollars annually.

can receive the best pay in Rhode Island, where they can earn a compensation of near $86,670. People working these jobs are paid at the highest average level in Construction, which has job pay of $80,980.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 47.79 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries:

Construction
$80,980
Utilities
$80,190
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$78,760
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$75,250
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
$71,940
Transportation and Warehousing
$71,130

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$49,530
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$52,450
Wholesale Trade
$55,670
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$57,220
Retail Trade
$57,540
Educational Services
$58,570