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 .
|Percentile Bracket||Average Annual Salary|
|10th Percentile Wage|| |
|25th Percentile Wage|| |
|50th Percentile Wage|| |
|75th Percentile Wage|| |
|90th Percentile Wage|| |
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.
The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of aircraft mechanics and service technicians from 2012 to 2016.
|Year||Median Salary||Yearly Growth||4-Year Growth|
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|| |
|Health Care and Social Assistance|| |
|Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services|| |
|Transportation and Warehousing|| |
|Management of Companies and Enterprises|| |
|Federal, State, and Local Government|| |
|Real Estate and Rental and Leasing|| |
|Wholesale Trade|| |
|Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)|| |
|Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation|| |
|Educational Services|| |
|Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services|| |
|Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting|| |
|Retail Trade|| |
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|
|New Jersey|| |
|Rhode Island|| |
|New York|| |
|New Hampshire|| |
|North Dakota|| |
|West Virginia|| |
|South Carolina|| |
|North Carolina|| |
|South Dakota|| |
|New Mexico|| |
|Puerto Rico|| |