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Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technician Salary Information

The salary statistics of aircraft mechanics and service technicians are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of aircraft mechanics and service technicians within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The aircraft mechanics and service technicians annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$35,960
25th Percentile Wage
$48,040
50th Percentile Wage
$60,170
75th Percentile Wage
$73,770
90th Percentile Wage
$87,880

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for aircraft mechanics and service technicians. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) aircraft mechanics and service technicians is $87,880. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $60,170. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $35,960. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 144% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of aircraft mechanics and service technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201660,1702.99%8.24%
201558,3702.36%-
201456,9901.77%-
201355,9801.38%-
201255,210--

Table 2. Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of aircraft mechanics and service technicians in 18 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for aircraft mechanics and service technicians occupations is the finance and insurance sector with an annual salary $89,110. The lowest paying sector is the retail trade sector (annual salary $40,650).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Finance and Insurance
$89,110
Construction
$67,110
Information
$66,870
Health Care and Social Assistance
$63,660
Manufacturing
$63,580
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$61,650
Transportation and Warehousing
$61,540
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$58,960
Federal, State, and Local Government
$57,140
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$55,980
Wholesale Trade
$53,570
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$51,040
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$50,720
Educational Services
$50,310
Utilities
$47,770
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$46,220
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$41,590
Retail Trade
$40,650

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians by States

From the above tables we note that not only aircraft mechanics and service technicians salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of aircraft mechanics and service technicians in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $44,920 to $104,180. The highest paying state for aircraft mechanics and service technicians is Kentucky with a median annual salary of $104,180. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $44,920. For more salary information of aircraft mechanics and service technicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Kentucky
$104,180
Washington
$72,660
Maryland
$71,680
Alabama
$70,730
Nevada
$69,880
Massachusetts
$69,790
Georgia
$66,750
New Jersey
$66,680
Colorado
$66,260
Kansas
$66,210
Virginia
$65,420
Connecticut
$65,150
Alaska
$64,680
Rhode Island
$64,290
New York
$64,230
California
$63,910
Hawaii
$63,200
New Hampshire
$63,140
Illinois
$62,200
Pennsylvania
$59,770
Minnesota
$59,710
North Dakota
$59,420
Delaware
$59,090
Missouri
$59,020
Texas
$58,690
Louisiana
$58,660
Arizona
$58,190
Oklahoma
$57,710
Oregon
$57,290
Vermont
$57,040
West Virginia
$56,190
Utah
$56,150
South Carolina
$55,720
Wyoming
$55,400
North Carolina
$54,970
Guam
$54,690
Tennessee
$54,340
South Dakota
$54,210
Florida
$54,100
Ohio
$53,210
Mississippi
$52,930
New Mexico
$52,900
Iowa
$52,290
Michigan
$52,220
Montana
$52,040
Wisconsin
$51,090
Idaho
$50,340
Arkansas
$49,420
Maine
$47,690
Nebraska
$47,570
Indiana
$47,300
Puerto Rico
$44,920


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