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 find better paying jobs across all specialties and locations. Sign up in our talent cluster and get scouted today!

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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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.


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

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
Management of Companies and Enterprises
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction
Transportation and Warehousing

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
Wholesale Trade
Other Services (except Public Administration)
Retail Trade
Educational Services