Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, such as hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Include helicopter and aircraft engine specialists. Exclude "Avionics Technician" (49-2091).

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation


National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
112,130 2.8 % $25.47 $52,970 0.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.04 $20.80 $25.39 $29.67 $34.42
Annual Wage (2) $33,360 $43,270 $52,810 $61,720 $71,600


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Support Activities for Air Transportation 27,460 $21.89 $45,530
Scheduled Air Transportation 26,220 $27.59 $57,380
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 21,550 $24.98 $51,960
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,660 $26.07 $54,230
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 5,570 $25.56 $53,160

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 4,160 $40.83 $84,920
Other Financial Investment Activities 70 $36.16 $75,210
Scientific Research and Development Services 80 $30.55 $63,550
Oil and Gas Extraction 80 $29.90 $62,190
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 570 $27.76 $57,750


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Alaska 1,360 $28.12 $58,490 4.428
Oklahoma 5,060 $25.49 $53,010 3.314
Kansas 2,910 $23.83 $49,570 2.156
Alabama 3,170 $23.69 $49,270 1.701
Texas 15,700 $24.20 $50,330 1.526

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Tennessee 2,320 $33.65 $69,980 0.884
Kentucky 1,180 $32.93 $68,490 0.675
New Jersey 2,560 $29.95 $62,290 0.664
Indiana 1,420 $28.71 $59,710 0.508
Nevada 1,330 $28.38 $59,020 1.128


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Wichita Falls, TX 940 $24.85 $51,690 16.548
Wichita, KS 2,570 $23.84 $49,590 8.680
Tulsa, OK 2,940 (8) (8) 6.949
Corpus Christi, TX 1,180 $25.15 $52,310 6.650
Fairbanks, AK 190 $26.86 $55,870 5.356

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 630 $39.79 $82,770 1.066
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 1,740 $37.37 $77,730 2.877
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI (8) $35.95 $74,770 (8)
Santa Cruz-Watsonville, CA (8) $33.72 $70,130 (8)
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 290 $33.33 $69,320 0.291


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Download May 2009 Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates in Zipped XLS files

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010