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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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)
125,440 1.3 % $ 33.40 $ 69,470 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 18.40 $ 24.20 $ 31.43 $ 38.24 $ 47.40
Annual Wage (2) $ 38,270 $ 50,330 $ 65,380 $ 79,540 $ 98,590


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 36,100 18.50 $ 28.48 $ 59,230
Scheduled Air Transportation 22,490 5.74 $ 42.67 $ 88,760
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 16,590 3.53 $ 32.34 $ 67,260
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 14,000 0.66 $ 31.61 $ 65,740
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 11,640 1.26 $ 37.26 $ 77,500

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 36,100 18.50 $ 28.48 $ 59,230
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 6,130 12.62 $ 34.13 $ 70,990
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 200 10.72 $ 29.84 $ 62,060
Scheduled Air Transportation 22,490 5.74 $ 42.67 $ 88,760
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 16,590 3.53 $ 32.34 $ 67,260

Top paying industries for Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Utility System Construction (8) (8) $ 50.36 $ 104,740
Legal Services (8) (8) $ 48.26 $ 100,390
Scheduled Air Transportation 22,490 5.74 $ 42.67 $ 88,760
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing (8) (8) $ 42.35 $ 88,090
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing (8) (8) $ 39.15 $ 81,430


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.



Map of employment of aircraft mechanics and service technicians by state, May 2021


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 14,940 1.22 1.37 $ 34.35 $ 71,440
Florida 13,090 1.52 1.71 $ 31.28 $ 65,050
California 11,620 0.70 0.79 $ 37.17 $ 77,320
Tennessee 5,620 1.88 2.11 $ 31.96 $ 66,470
Georgia 4,740 1.08 1.21 $ 35.61 $ 74,080


Map of location quotient of aircraft mechanics and service technicians by state, May 2021


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 1,430 4.82 5.41 $ 33.69 $ 70,080
Oklahoma 3,640 2.34 2.63 $ 27.38 $ 56,950
Tennessee 5,620 1.88 2.11 $ 31.96 $ 66,470
Hawaii 1,020 1.87 2.10 $ 36.09 $ 75,070
Alabama 3,510 1.82 2.04 $ 32.18 $ 66,940


Map of annual mean wages of aircraft mechanics and service technicians by state, May 2021


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)
Maryland 1,750 0.69 0.77 $ 40.50 $ 84,240
New Jersey 1,770 0.46 0.52 $ 39.01 $ 81,130
Connecticut 1,440 0.91 1.02 $ 39.00 $ 81,110
New York 3,530 0.41 0.46 $ 37.64 $ 78,290
Minnesota 1,690 0.62 0.69 $ 37.56 $ 78,130



Map of employment of aircraft mechanics and service technicians by area, May 2021


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 7,120 1.98 2.23 $ 37.33 $ 77,650
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 5,040 2.05 2.31 $ 31.48 $ 65,480
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 4,330 0.76 0.85 $ 38.11 $ 79,260
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 4,240 7.01 7.87 $ 32.35 $ 67,280
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,210 0.48 0.54 $ 39.43 $ 82,010
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 4,170 2.18 2.45 $ 33.64 $ 69,960
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,180 1.50 1.69 $ 34.59 $ 71,940
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,840 1.10 1.23 $ 39.24 $ 81,620
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,480 0.59 0.66 $ 38.87 $ 80,860
Oklahoma City, OK 2,240 3.70 4.16 $ 27.46 $ 57,120


Map of location quotient of aircraft mechanics and service technicians by area, May 2021


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)
Warner Robins, GA 930 12.64 14.19 $ 28.65 $ 59,590
New Bern, NC 400 9.25 10.39 $ 30.00 $ 62,400
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 4,240 7.01 7.87 $ 32.35 $ 67,280
Anchorage, AK 980 6.04 6.78 $ 33.17 $ 68,990
Corpus Christi, TX 880 5.02 5.64 $ 31.75 $ 66,040
Hanford-Corcoran, CA 210 4.92 5.53 $ 35.00 $ 72,810
California-Lexington Park, MD 230 4.89 5.50 $ 40.02 $ 83,230
Fairbanks, AK 150 4.25 4.77 $ 32.36 $ 67,320
Oklahoma City, OK 2,240 3.70 4.16 $ 27.46 $ 57,120
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 620 3.53 3.96 $ 31.07 $ 64,630


Map of annual mean wages of aircraft mechanics and service technicians by area, May 2021


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)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 340 0.32 0.36 $ 41.57 $ 86,470
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 830 0.66 0.74 $ 41.53 $ 86,370
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 1,400 0.63 0.70 $ 41.28 $ 85,860
Manchester, NH 80 0.74 0.83 $ 40.12 $ 83,450
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 1,800 0.61 0.69 $ 40.05 $ 83,300
California-Lexington Park, MD 230 4.89 5.50 $ 40.02 $ 83,230
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 1,360 0.75 0.84 $ 39.74 $ 82,660
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,210 0.48 0.54 $ 39.43 $ 82,010
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 2,840 1.10 1.23 $ 39.24 $ 81,620
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 2,480 0.59 0.66 $ 38.87 $ 80,860

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)
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 630 4.30 4.83 $ 35.10 $ 73,000
Northeast Lower Peninsula of Michigan nonmetropolitan area 510 7.23 8.12 $ 23.15 $ 48,160
Border Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 390 6.97 7.82 $ 29.41 $ 61,180
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 310 5.36 6.02 $ 29.51 $ 61,380
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 300 3.10 3.49 $ 36.00 $ 74,870

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 510 7.23 8.12 $ 23.15 $ 48,160
Border Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 390 6.97 7.82 $ 29.41 $ 61,180
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 310 5.36 6.02 $ 29.51 $ 61,380
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 630 4.30 4.83 $ 35.10 $ 73,000
Northeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 290 3.21 3.61 $ 29.52 $ 61,400

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)
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 80 0.88 0.99 $ 39.48 $ 82,120
Alaska nonmetropolitan area 300 3.10 3.49 $ 36.00 $ 74,870
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 630 4.30 4.83 $ 35.10 $ 73,000
West North Dakota nonmetropolitan area 50 0.50 0.56 $ 33.95 $ 70,610
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 220 1.46 1.64 $ 33.49 $ 69,660


About May 2021 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 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022