Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
131,500 2.1 % $30.07 $62,540 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.32 $23.41 $29.34 $36.48 $44.27
Annual Wage (2) $36,030 $48,680 $61,020 $75,880 $92,080


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 38,260 18.49 $25.97 $54,010
Scheduled Air Transportation 29,580 6.74 $35.94 $74,750
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 20,070 4.20 $30.53 $63,510
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,250 0.80 $28.58 $59,440
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 7,370 16.74 $29.27 $60,880

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 38,260 18.49 $25.97 $54,010
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 7,370 16.74 $29.27 $60,880
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 260 8.41 $29.13 $60,590
Scheduled Air Transportation 29,580 6.74 $35.94 $74,750
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 20,070 4.20 $30.53 $63,510

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 2,570 0.43 $46.80 $97,330
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 50 0.01 $44.79 $93,160
Scheduled Air Transportation 29,580 6.74 $35.94 $74,750
Management of Companies and Enterprises 790 0.03 $34.34 $71,420
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 50 (7) $33.75 $70,190


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 18,120 1.52 1.65 $29.72 $61,810
Florida 13,690 1.63 1.76 $26.98 $56,110
California 13,010 0.78 0.85 $31.92 $66,390
Georgia 8,380 1.95 2.11 $33.99 $70,700
Washington 5,120 1.61 1.74 $32.78 $68,180




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 1,480 4.64 5.03 $32.35 $67,290
Hawaii 1,400 2.21 2.39 $31.13 $64,760
Georgia 8,380 1.95 2.11 $33.99 $70,700
Arizona 5,030 1.86 2.02 $28.85 $60,000
Florida 13,690 1.63 1.76 $26.98 $56,110




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kentucky 1,930 1.03 1.11 $41.18 $85,650
Connecticut 1,510 0.91 0.99 $38.49 $80,050
Maryland 2,220 0.83 0.90 $35.58 $74,010
Georgia 8,380 1.95 2.11 $33.99 $70,700
Massachusetts 1,390 0.40 0.43 $33.83 $70,360



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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 5,480 2.09 2.27 $37.70 $78,420
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 5,280 5.32 5.77 $30.39 $63,200
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,730 1.07 1.16 $30.81 $64,090
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 4,380 2.66 2.88 $33.43 $69,540
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 4,310 1.73 1.88 $30.96 $64,390
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,740 1.89 2.05 $29.61 $61,590
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 3,540 0.97 1.05 $29.80 $61,990
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 3,420 3.01 3.26 $25.26 $52,540
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,800 0.96 1.04 $31.95 $66,460
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,610 0.39 0.42 $32.64 $67,900


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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 850 18.66 20.23 $35.97 $74,810
New Bern, NC 400 9.16 9.93 $27.79 $57,790
Killeen-Temple, TX 1,040 7.48 8.11 $28.01 $58,250
Fairbanks, AK 230 6.22 6.75 $31.80 $66,140
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 5,280 5.32 5.77 $30.39 $63,200
Great Falls, MT 180 4.99 5.41 $26.34 $54,790
Anchorage, AK 840 4.82 5.22 $33.20 $69,060
Corpus Christi, TX 820 4.36 4.73 $29.43 $61,220
Cheyenne, WY 170 3.78 4.10 $26.79 $55,720
Oklahoma City, OK 2,260 3.74 4.05 $25.59 $53,230


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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)
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 680 1.63 1.76 $42.80 $89,030
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN (8) (8) (8) $40.07 $83,340
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 5,480 2.09 2.27 $37.70 $78,420
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,060 0.74 0.80 $37.43 $77,850
Pittsburgh, PA 830 0.73 0.80 $36.01 $74,900
Oakland-Hayward-Berkeley, CA Metropolitan Division 370 0.32 0.35 $35.98 $74,830
California-Lexington Park, MD 850 18.66 20.23 $35.97 $74,810
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 460 0.34 0.37 $35.88 $74,630
Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT 450 0.77 0.84 $35.74 $74,340
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 190 0.17 0.19 $35.57 $73,980

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)
Southeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area 640 5.41 5.86 $35.59 $74,040
Border Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 450 7.93 8.60 $24.03 $49,990
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 420 2.68 2.90 $21.12 $43,930
Northeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 380 4.04 4.38 $22.99 $47,830
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 330 4.57 4.95 $30.87 $64,220

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)
Border Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 450 7.93 8.60 $24.03 $49,990
Southeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area 640 5.41 5.86 $35.59 $74,040
Southwest Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 290 4.68 5.08 $27.28 $56,750
Balance of Alaska nonmetropolitan area 330 4.57 4.95 $30.87 $64,220
Northeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 380 4.04 4.38 $22.99 $47,830

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)
Southeast Kansas nonmetropolitan area 640 5.41 5.86 $35.59 $74,040
South Nevada nonmetropolitan area 150 2.93 3.17 $34.08 $70,890
Coastal Plains Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area 170 1.18 1.27 $31.44 $65,390
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 90 2.49 2.70 $31.19 $64,880
Hawaii / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 140 1.46 1.59 $30.98 $64,440


About May 2017 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018