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Aviation Maintenance Technicians: Pay Scale / Salary

The pay and salary for aircraft mechanics will vary depending on experience, licenses held, size and type of the company, geographic area, and shift worked (day vs. night). Mechanics who work on jets for the major airlines generally earn more than those working on other aircraft. In general, aircraft mechanics (aviation maintenance technicians) can earn annually between $25,000 for beginners to 75,000 for experienced mechanics. The median expected salary for a typical Aircraft Mechanic in the United States is $42,364.

Median hourly earnings in the industries employing the largest numbers of aircraft mechanics (aviation maintenance technicians) in 2002 were:

Air transportation, scheduled $23.48
Federal Government $20.59
Air transportation, nonscheduled $19.84
Aerospace product and parts manufacturing $19.68
Support activities for air transportation $17.64
Fixed Base Operator $10 to $12.00

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics Survey

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Sources by: Federal Aviation Administration, US Occupational Handbook, and U.S. Department of Defense.



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