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Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, such as hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

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About this Career Path

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, such as hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

Environment

Aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and technicians work in hangars, in repair stations, or on airfields. They often must meet strict deadlines to maintain flight schedules. The environment can be loud because of aircraft engines and equipment. Workers frequently bend, stoop, and reach from ladders and scaffolds. Most mechanics and technicians work full time; overtime and weekend work is common.

Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

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Salary Breakdown

Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

$68,620

AVERAGE ANNUALLY

$37,960

ENTRY LEVEL

$62,600

MID LEVEL

$100,490

EXPERT LEVEL

$32.99

AVERAGE HOURLY

$18.25

ENTRY LEVEL

$30.10

MID LEVEL

$48.31

EXPERT LEVEL

Current Available & Projected Jobs

Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

408

Current Available Jobs

5,400

Projected job openings through 2030

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Job Titles

Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

JOB TITLE

Aircraft Junior Mechanic

Skill Level

Entry

JOB TITLE

Aircraft Senior Mechanic/Tech

Skill Level

Mid

JOB TITLE

Aircraft Mechanic Supervisor/Manager

Skill Level

Advanced

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Top Expected Tasks

Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

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KNOWLEDGE

Mechanical

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KNOWLEDGE

English Language

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KNOWLEDGE

Engineering and Technology

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KNOWLEDGE

Customer and Personal Service

K

KNOWLEDGE

Mathematics

S

SKILL

Equipment Maintenance

S

SKILL

Repairing

S

SKILL

Operations Monitoring

S

SKILL

Troubleshooting

S

SKILL

Complex Problem Solving

A

ABILITY

Control Precision

A

ABILITY

Finger Dexterity

A

ABILITY

Information Ordering

A

ABILITY

Problem Sensitivity

A

ABILITY

Written Comprehension

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