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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

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


National estimates for Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
Industry profile for Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
Geographic profile for Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

National estimates for Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
128,300 1.9 % $ 33.19 $ 69,040 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 18.74 $ 24.89 $ 31.94 $ 41.06 $ 49.94
Annual Wage (2) $ 38,970 $ 51,760 $ 66,440 $ 85,400 $ 103,880


Industry profile for Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Air Transportation 37,690 18.15 $ 28.31 $ 58,890
Scheduled Air Transportation 29,940 6.78 $ 41.71 $ 86,760
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 17,530 3.34 $ 32.96 $ 68,560
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 14,540 0.70 $ 30.95 $ 64,380
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 6,360 13.90 $ 31.32 $ 65,150

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Air Transportation 37,690 18.15 $ 28.31 $ 58,890
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 6,360 13.90 $ 31.32 $ 65,150
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 180 8.01 $ 27.63 $ 57,460
Scheduled Air Transportation 29,940 6.78 $ 41.71 $ 86,760
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 17,530 3.34 $ 32.96 $ 68,560

Top paying industries for Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing (8) (8) $ 42.45 $ 88,300
Utility System Construction 50 0.01 $ 41.81 $ 86,960
Scheduled Air Transportation 29,940 6.78 $ 41.71 $ 86,760
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 5,750 0.75 $ 37.49 $ 77,990
Management of Companies and Enterprises 910 0.04 $ 36.18 $ 75,250


Geographic profile for Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians:

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





States with the highest employment level in Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 15,860 1.31 1.42 $ 32.91 $ 68,460
Florida 13,400 1.59 1.72 $ 32.75 $ 68,120
California 13,360 0.81 0.88 $ 36.04 $ 74,970
Washington 5,500 1.72 1.87 $ 33.07 $ 68,780
Illinois 4,780 0.85 0.92 $ 33.81 $ 70,330




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,300 4.40 4.77 $ 32.45 $ 67,490
Oklahoma 4,220 2.70 2.92 $ 28.76 $ 59,830
Hawaii 1,210 2.11 2.28 $ 33.33 $ 69,320
Alabama 3,330 1.75 1.90 $ 30.22 $ 62,870
Washington 5,500 1.72 1.87 $ 33.07 $ 68,780




Top paying states for Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 230 0.52 0.56 $ 41.67 $ 86,670
Nevada 1,420 1.14 1.23 $ 40.66 $ 84,570
New Jersey 1,750 0.46 0.50 $ 38.43 $ 79,930
Colorado 1,770 0.69 0.74 $ 38.03 $ 79,110
Minnesota 1,820 0.67 0.73 $ 38.02 $ 79,080





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 7,180 2.00 2.17 $ 35.68 $ 74,220
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 5,590 2.23 2.42 $ 34.01 $ 70,740
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,280 0.91 0.98 $ 35.92 $ 74,700
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 4,990 2.55 2.76 $ 33.78 $ 70,270
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,580 0.52 0.56 $ 37.86 $ 78,740
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,670 0.84 0.91 $ 34.86 $ 72,520
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,510 1.18 1.28 $ 33.58 $ 69,840
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,030 1.44 1.56 $ 35.16 $ 73,120
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,470 1.06 1.15 $ 41.46 $ 86,240
Oklahoma City, OK 2,180 3.57 3.87 $ 26.75 $ 55,650




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California-Lexington Park, MD 860 19.05 20.66 $ 36.44 $ 75,800
Warner Robins, GA 1,040 14.36 15.57 $ 28.00 $ 58,230
New Bern, NC 480 11.44 12.41 $ 30.36 $ 63,150
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 270 6.23 6.75 $ 33.44 $ 69,550
Anchorage, AK 920 5.58 6.05 $ 31.77 $ 66,090
Corpus Christi, TX 980 5.41 5.87 $ 32.22 $ 67,020
Hilton Head Island-Bluffton-Beaufort, SC 380 5.05 5.47 $ 28.27 $ 58,800
Wichita, KS 1,330 4.59 4.98 $ 27.35 $ 56,900
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 420 3.87 4.19 $ 31.39 $ 65,280
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 640 3.61 3.92 $ 38.61 $ 80,300




Top paying metropolitan areas for Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
McAllen-Edinburg-Mission, TX 40 0.16 0.18 $ 46.00 $ 95,680
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 660 1.76 1.91 $ 43.13 $ 89,710
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 1,150 0.79 0.86 $ 42.23 $ 87,830
Providence-Warwick, RI-MA 220 0.42 0.46 $ 41.92 $ 87,190
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 2,470 1.06 1.15 $ 41.46 $ 86,240
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 1,030 1.15 1.24 $ 40.67 $ 84,590
Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN 1,090 1.77 1.92 $ 40.33 $ 83,880
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,520 0.82 0.89 $ 39.85 $ 82,890
Greeley, CO 40 0.40 0.43 $ 39.80 $ 82,780
Durham-Chapel Hill, NC 40 0.12 0.13 $ 39.44 $ 82,040

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 700 10.39 11.27 $ 20.35 $ 42,340
Northeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 430 4.81 5.22 $ 26.28 $ 54,660
Border Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 380 6.63 7.19 $ 28.43 $ 59,130
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 320 5.39 5.84 $ 27.93 $ 58,090
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 280 2.77 3.00 $ 35.37 $ 73,560

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 700 10.39 11.27 $ 20.35 $ 42,340
Border Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 380 6.63 7.19 $ 28.43 $ 59,130
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 320 5.39 5.84 $ 27.93 $ 58,090
Northeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 430 4.81 5.22 $ 26.28 $ 54,660
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 280 2.77 3.00 $ 35.37 $ 73,560

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 44.77 $ 93,120
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 110 1.21 1.31 $ 37.07 $ 77,100
Upper Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $ 36.92 $ 76,780
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 280 2.77 3.00 $ 35.37 $ 73,560
South Georgia nonmetropolitan area 50 0.26 0.28 $ 34.31 $ 71,370


About May 2020 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 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021