Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
128,570 2.0 % $29.42 $61,190 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.29 $23.09 $28.93 $35.46 $42.25
Annual Wage (2) $35,960 $48,040 $60,170 $73,770 $87,880


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 40,380 20.51 $26.07 $54,220
Scheduled Air Transportation 27,980 6.65 $34.26 $71,250
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 19,710 4.01 $30.71 $63,870
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 15,990 0.79 $27.98 $58,190
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 6,950 16.25 $28.63 $59,550

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 40,380 20.51 $26.07 $54,220
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 6,950 16.25 $28.63 $59,550
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 290 9.58 $29.79 $61,960
Scheduled Air Transportation 27,980 6.65 $34.26 $71,250
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 19,710 4.01 $30.71 $63,870

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 2,220 0.39 $47.03 $97,830
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 50 0.01 $42.71 $88,850
Oil and Gas Extraction 50 0.03 $34.47 $71,690
Scheduled Air Transportation 27,980 6.65 $34.26 $71,250
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 220 0.03 $33.77 $70,250


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 16,800 1.43 1.56 $28.91 $60,130
Florida 12,910 1.57 1.71 $26.40 $54,910
California 12,680 0.79 0.87 $30.08 $62,570
Georgia 8,680 2.06 2.25 $33.21 $69,080
Oklahoma 6,270 3.95 4.31 $27.91 $58,040




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 1,290 4.00 4.36 $31.49 $65,510
Oklahoma 6,270 3.95 4.31 $27.91 $58,040
Georgia 8,680 2.06 2.25 $33.21 $69,080
Hawaii 1,290 2.04 2.23 $30.51 $63,470
Arizona 5,320 2.00 2.19 $27.74 $57,700




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kentucky 1,610 0.86 0.94 $42.42 $88,230
Washington 4,890 1.59 1.74 $34.75 $72,280
Nevada 1,780 1.40 1.53 $33.86 $70,420
Maryland 2,150 0.81 0.89 $33.24 $69,130
Georgia 8,680 2.06 2.25 $33.21 $69,080





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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,720 2.24 2.44 $36.81 $76,560
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,810 1.98 2.16 $31.74 $66,020
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,380 1.04 1.13 $28.41 $59,100
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 4,060 4.14 4.52 $27.76 $57,740
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,960 2.05 2.24 $28.50 $59,270
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 3,360 2.98 3.26 $24.04 $50,000
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,220 0.88 0.97 $30.76 $63,980
Tulsa, OK 2,780 6.43 7.02 $31.27 $65,040
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,550 0.87 0.95 $32.45 $67,500
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,400 0.36 0.40 $32.88 $68,400




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 1,000 22.74 24.84 $35.16 $73,130
New Bern, NC 450 10.43 11.39 $27.20 $56,580
Wichita Falls, TX 430 7.61 8.31 $29.08 $60,490
Tulsa, OK 2,780 6.43 7.02 $31.27 $65,040
Killeen-Temple, TX 850 6.19 6.76 $25.21 $52,430
Fairbanks, AK 200 5.26 5.74 $28.87 $60,060
Lake Charles, LA 510 4.97 5.43 $26.24 $54,590
Great Falls, MT 170 4.85 5.29 $24.33 $50,620
Corpus Christi, TX 840 4.53 4.95 $28.98 $60,270
Anchorage, AK 760 4.30 4.70 $31.95 $66,450