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Aircraft Mechanics


Although some aircraft mechanics, especially at the entry level and at small businesses, earn little more than the minimum wage, the median annual income for aircraft mechanics was about $62,920 in May 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The top 10 percent earned more than $97,820, while the bottom 10 percent earned $36,760 or less. In May 2019, reported that aircraft mechanics who specialized in jets had median annual earnings of $85,095, with most salaries falling between $74,150 and $95,918. Mechanics with airframe and power-plant certification earn more than those without it. Overtime, night shift, and holiday pay differentials are usually available and can greatly increase a mechanic's annual earnings.

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