Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

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


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
117,510 3.2 % $25.62 $53,280 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.17 $20.99 $25.68 $29.94 $34.74
Annual Wage (2) $33,630 $43,660 $53,420 $62,280 $72,250


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scheduled Air Transportation 30,880 7.53 $27.20 $56,570
Support Activities for Air Transportation 29,630 19.17 $22.03 $45,810
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 20,170 4.20 $26.09 $54,270
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,940 0.83 $26.79 $55,730
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 4,530 0.94 $37.68 $78,380

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Air Transportation 29,630 19.17 $22.03 $45,810
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 4,460 10.90 $25.77 $53,610
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 170 9.05 $26.67 $55,480
Scheduled Air Transportation 30,880 7.53 $27.20 $56,570
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 20,170 4.20 $26.09 $54,270

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Financial Investment Activities 30 0.01 $39.01 $81,150
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 4,530 0.94 $37.68 $78,380
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution (8) (8) $36.73 $76,390
Oil and Gas Extraction 50 0.03 $31.99 $66,540
Spectator Sports 30 0.03 $31.00 $64,480


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 14,970 1.48 1.61 $24.54 $51,040
California 11,420 0.82 0.88 $27.91 $58,060
Florida 7,820 1.10 1.19 $22.20 $46,180
Georgia 7,220 1.93 2.08 $26.60 $55,320
Oklahoma 5,690 3.84 4.15 $23.21 $48,280




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,300 4.22 4.57 $28.65 $59,580
Oklahoma 5,690 3.84 4.15 $23.21 $48,280
Kansas 2,700 2.07 2.24 $25.09 $52,190
Washington 5,300 1.97 2.13 $25.61 $53,260
Georgia 7,220 1.93 2.08 $26.60 $55,320




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tennessee 2,200 0.86 0.93 $32.78 $68,180
Indiana 1,480 0.54 0.59 $29.30 $60,940
Kentucky 1,460 0.85 0.92 $28.97 $60,250
Connecticut 2,870 1.80 1.95 $28.87 $60,050
New Jersey 4,920 1.31 1.41 $28.79 $59,890

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 4,390 3.26 3.53 $25.76 $53,570
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,840 1.01 1.09 $28.22 $58,700
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 3,490 4.21 4.55 $25.38 $52,790
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,400 1.70 1.84 $25.47 $52,970
Tulsa, OK 3,020 7.43 8.03 $23.54 $48,970
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 2,550 1.51 1.64 $22.64 $47,080
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,480 0.99 1.07 $26.32 $54,750
San Antonio, TX 2,420 2.91 3.14 $21.14 $43,980
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 2,240 2.36 2.55 $30.80 $64,060
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 2,190 2.29 2.47 $20.31 $42,250




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Warner Robins, GA 1,110 19.56 21.16 $23.47 $48,810
Tulsa, OK 3,020 7.43 8.03 $23.54 $48,970
Wichita, KS 1,990 7.16 7.74 $24.44 $50,840
Corpus Christi, TX 1,120 6.44 6.96 $26.77 $55,670
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 970 5.07 5.49 $25.47 $52,990
Anchorage, AK 780 4.71 5.10 $29.21 $60,750
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 3,490 4.21 4.55 $25.38 $52,790
Fairbanks, AK 140 4.08 4.42 $28.75 $59,800
Oklahoma City, OK 2,120 3.85 4.17 $23.23 $48,320
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 260 3.53 3.82 $26.03 $54,140




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 1,650 2.81 3.04 $35.96 $74,790
South Bend-Mishawaka, IN-MI (8) (8) (8) $34.95 $72,700
El Paso, TX (8) (8) (8) $34.95 $72,690
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 40 0.60 0.65 $34.88 $72,560
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 270 0.28 0.31 $32.65 $67,900
Portsmouth, NH-ME 60 1.17 1.27 $31.75 $66,040
Santa Barbara-Santa Maria-Goleta, CA 60 0.37 0.40 $30.86 $64,180
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 90 0.45 0.49 $30.86 $64,180
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 2,240 2.36 2.55 $30.80 $64,060
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 1,070 1.26 1.36 $30.32 $63,060

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 600 3.41 3.69 $25.58 $53,210
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 480 2.35 2.55 $23.74 $49,380
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 430 5.15 5.57 $20.68 $43,010
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 310 4.80 5.20 $23.49 $48,870
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 300 2.47 2.68 $23.15 $48,150

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 250 6.82 7.38 $28.56 $59,410
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 430 5.15 5.57 $20.68 $43,010
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 310 4.80 5.20 $23.49 $48,870
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 600 3.41 3.69 $25.58 $53,210
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 3.30 3.57 $27.01 $56,190

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 180 2.55 2.75 $30.43 $63,300
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 230 1.34 1.45 $28.76 $59,810
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 250 6.82 7.38 $28.56 $59,410
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 150 0.99 1.07 $27.24 $56,660
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 110 3.30 3.57 $27.01 $56,190


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011