Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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)
115,410 2.0 % $27.70 $57,610 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.63 $22.02 $26.91 $33.33 $40.85
Annual Wage (2) $34,580 $45,810 $55,980 $69,320 $84,960


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)
Support Activities for Air Transportation 32,440 19.59 $24.42 $50,780
Scheduled Air Transportation 25,880 6.24 $30.33 $63,080
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 18,270 3.63 $27.70 $57,620
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,490 0.82 $27.27 $56,710
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 5,660 14.78 $29.32 $60,980

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 32,440 19.59 $24.42 $50,780
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 5,660 14.78 $29.32 $60,980
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 180 7.32 $30.97 $64,410
Scheduled Air Transportation 25,880 6.24 $30.33 $63,080
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 18,270 3.63 $27.70 $57,620

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 30 0.01 $43.01 $89,460
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 4,390 0.92 $39.57 $82,300
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 70 0.02 $33.47 $69,610
Other Support Services 200 0.07 $32.88 $68,400
Scientific Research and Development Services 190 0.03 $31.45 $65,410


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 13,070 1.20 1.38 $27.03 $56,210
California 12,100 0.82 0.94 $30.40 $63,240
Florida 10,090 1.35 1.55 $26.33 $54,770
Georgia 7,880 2.03 2.33 $27.74 $57,710
North Carolina 4,100 1.04 1.19 $24.04 $50,000




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 1,230 3.82 4.39 $30.92 $64,310
Oklahoma 3,540 2.27 2.61 $23.35 $48,570
Georgia 7,880 2.03 2.33 $27.74 $57,710
Hawaii 1,210 2.01 2.31 $32.10 $66,770
Alabama 3,110 1.69 1.94 (8) (8)




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kentucky 1,690 0.95 1.09 $37.30 $77,590
New Jersey 1,780 0.47 0.53 $33.73 $70,150
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $32.16 $66,890
Hawaii 1,210 2.01 2.31 $32.10 $66,770
Maryland 1,970 0.78 0.89 $31.40 $65,320





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)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,890 1.23 1.41 $31.92 $66,380
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 2,630 2.57 2.95 $26.16 $54,420
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,300 0.62 0.71 $29.82 $62,030
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 2,260 2.55 2.93 $22.70 $47,220
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,250 1.55 1.78 $33.22 $69,100
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,250 1.26 1.45 $27.43 $57,060
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,040 0.74 0.85 $32.13 $66,830
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,010 0.93 1.07 $28.52 $59,310
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,000 0.38 0.44 $29.13 $60,580
Oklahoma City, OK 1,950 3.27 3.76 $24.69 $51,360




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 1,210 21.33 24.51 $25.02 $52,030
Corpus Christi, TX 1,670 9.05 10.40 $26.99 $56,140
Wichita, KS 1,650 5.82 6.69 $28.75 $59,800
Savannah, GA 850 5.61 6.44 (8) (8)
Great Falls, MT 180 5.26 6.05 $25.26 $52,550
Anchorage, AK 840 4.80 5.51 $31.00 $64,470
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 600 4.58 5.26 $26.10 $54,290
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 850 4.18 4.81 $26.71 $55,550
Fairbanks, AK 150 4.13 4.74 $31.52 $65,550
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 550 3.57 4.10 $25.56 $53,160




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)
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 1,050 1.72 1.97 $42.86 $89,150
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 50 0.08 0.09 $36.51 $75,940
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 560 2.94 3.38 $35.21 $73,240
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 2,250 1.55 1.78 $33.22 $69,100
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 1,370 1.07 1.23 $32.49 $67,580
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 350 0.35 0.40 $32.28 $67,140
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,040 0.74 0.85 $32.13 $66,830
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 150 1.58 1.82 $32.13 $66,830
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,890 1.23 1.41 $31.92 $66,380
Springfield, MA-CT 750 2.57 2.96 $31.69 $65,910

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)
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 530 5.99 6.88 $25.76 $53,580
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 380 1.79 2.06 $23.91 $49,730
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 320 4.55 5.23 (8) (8)
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 290 2.22 2.56 $26.40 $54,920
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 210 1.33 1.52 $35.06 $72,910

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)
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 530 5.99 6.88 $25.76 $53,580
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 320 4.55 5.23 (8) (8)
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 170 2.65 3.05 $31.28 $65,060
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 290 2.22 2.56 $26.40 $54,920
Eastern Oregon nonmetropolitan area 120 2.20 2.52 $25.49 $53,010

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)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 210 1.33 1.52 $35.06 $72,910
Southeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 170 1.31 1.50 $33.70 $70,090
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 150 1.98 2.27 $32.24 $67,060
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 170 2.65 3.05 $31.28 $65,060
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 70 2.02 2.32 $28.94 $60,200


About May 2013 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 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014