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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
133,310 1.6 % $32.27 $67,110 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.22 $24.13 $30.81 $40.54 $48.59
Annual Wage (2) $37,890 $50,190 $64,090 $84,330 $101,070


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 39,080 17.10 $27.31 $56,810
Scheduled Air Transportation 31,380 6.93 $41.10 $85,480
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 18,130 3.48 $32.26 $67,100
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 15,740 0.78 $29.25 $60,840
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 7,310 15.99 $31.29 $65,090

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 39,080 17.10 $27.31 $56,810
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 7,310 15.99 $31.29 $65,090
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 220 7.55 $29.19 $60,710
Scheduled Air Transportation 31,380 6.93 $41.10 $85,480
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 18,130 3.48 $32.26 $67,100

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Spectator Sports 30 0.02 $45.57 $94,790
Scheduled Air Transportation 31,380 6.93 $41.10 $85,480
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 3,560 0.51 $38.00 $79,030
Management of Companies and Enterprises 710 0.03 $37.72 $78,460
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 50 (7) $34.08 $70,900


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 16,480 1.33 1.46 $32.15 $66,870
California 13,800 0.79 0.87 $34.56 $71,890
Florida 13,490 1.53 1.69 $31.42 $65,350
Georgia 7,490 1.67 1.84 (8) (8)
Washington 6,070 1.83 2.01 $33.38 $69,430




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 1,650 5.21 5.74 $32.11 $66,790
Hawaii 1,470 2.31 2.54 $32.27 $67,110
Washington 6,070 1.83 2.01 $33.38 $69,430
Georgia 7,490 1.67 1.84 (8) (8)
Arizona 4,740 1.66 1.82 $31.59 $65,700




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Rhode Island 240 0.50 0.55 $38.71 $80,520
Nevada 2,010 1.44 1.59 $37.98 $79,010
Connecticut 1,740 1.05 1.15 $36.56 $76,050
Minnesota 1,830 0.64 0.70 $36.51 $75,940
New Jersey 2,150 0.53 0.58 $36.12 $75,120





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)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 7,380 2.02 2.22 $35.80 $74,460
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 5,480 2.71 2.99 $34.06 $70,850
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,430 0.87 0.96 $34.33 $71,400
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 5,230 1.98 2.18 $31.54 $65,610
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,530 0.47 0.52 $36.09 $75,070
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 3,670 1.20 1.32 $32.00 $66,560
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,530 0.75 0.83 $34.10 $70,930
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,210 1.51 1.67 $34.05 $70,830
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL 2,460 1.90 2.09 $36.85 $76,650
Oklahoma City, OK 2,350 3.75 4.13 $25.42 $52,880




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)
California-Lexington Park, MD 910 19.01 20.94 $35.16 $73,130
Warner Robins, GA 1,140 15.56 17.14 $26.78 $55,700
New Bern, NC 470 10.84 11.94 $28.40 $59,070
Anchorage, AK 1,070 6.13 6.75 $31.90 $66,350
Fairbanks, AK 180 5.44 5.99 $31.69 $65,910
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 230 5.17 5.69 $34.04 $70,800
Corpus Christi, TX 960 5.10 5.62 $31.72 $65,970
Great Falls, MT 150 4.17 4.60 $28.61 $59,500
Wichita, KS 1,200 3.96 4.36 $28.86 $60,020
Oklahoma City, OK 2,350 3.75 4.13 $25.42 $52,880