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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 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

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

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$36,030
25th Percentile Wage
$48,680
50th Percentile Wage
$61,020
75th Percentile Wage
$75,880
90th Percentile Wage
$92,080

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 $92,080. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $61,020. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $36,030. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 155% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of aircraft mechanics and service technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$61,020
1.39% 9.52%
2016
$60,170
2.99% -
2015
$58,370
2.36% -
2014
$56,990
1.77% -
2013
$55,980
1.38% -
2012
$55,210
- -

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

The average salaries of aircraft mechanics and service technicians in 19 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 $90,830. The lowest paying sector is the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting sector (annual salary $45,460).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Finance and Insurance
$90,830
Mining
$74,540
Construction
$72,380
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$71,020
Information
$66,870
Health Care and Social Assistance
$64,950
Manufacturing
$63,290
Transportation and Warehousing
$62,740
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$62,220
Federal, State, and Local Government
$58,130
Wholesale Trade
$55,090
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
$54,910
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$54,480
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing
$53,160
Educational Services
$52,040
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$49,250
Retail Trade
$48,210
Utilities
$47,770
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting
$45,460

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 $24,110 to $93,640. The highest paying state for aircraft mechanics and service technicians is Kentucky with a median annual salary of $93,640. The lowest paying state is Puerto Rico with a median annual salary of $24,110. 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
$93,640
Connecticut
$80,790
Maryland
$74,380
Massachusetts
$70,740
Alabama
$70,730
Nevada
$70,050
Georgia
$68,810
California
$67,750
Colorado
$67,410
New Jersey
$66,890
Alaska
$66,540
Washington
$66,300
Virginia
$65,900
New York
$63,810
Hawaii
$63,700
Kansas
$63,460
Illinois
$62,670
Delaware
$61,540
Rhode Island
$61,490
Pennsylvania
$61,450
Louisiana
$61,440
New Hampshire
$61,240
Minnesota
$60,550
Texas
$60,540
Missouri
$60,500
Arizona
$59,600
Oregon
$58,810
New Mexico
$58,400
Utah
$57,800
Oklahoma
$57,710
West Virginia
$57,570
South Carolina
$57,390
Vermont
$56,980
Wyoming
$56,930
Tennessee
$56,300
Montana
$55,620
North Carolina
$55,540
Ohio
$54,750
Iowa
$54,740
Guam
$54,690
Florida
$54,280
South Dakota
$53,210
Mississippi
$52,930
Wisconsin
$52,320
Michigan
$52,170
Idaho
$50,950
North Dakota
$50,580
Nebraska
$48,850
Maine
$48,360
Indiana
$48,270
Arkansas
$47,460
Virgin Islands
$45,830
Puerto Rico
$24,110



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