Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
131,690 2.0 % $31.36 $65,230 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.67 $23.99 $30.25 $38.66 $47.03
Annual Wage (2) $36,760 $49,900 $62,920 $80,410 $97,820


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 38,080 17.61 $26.51 $55,140
Scheduled Air Transportation 32,360 7.13 $38.87 $80,860
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 16,570 3.41 $31.31 $65,120
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 15,620 0.78 $29.26 $60,860
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 7,390 16.40 $29.67 $61,710

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 38,080 17.61 $26.51 $55,140
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 7,390 16.40 $29.67 $61,710
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 240 7.80 $29.47 $61,300
Scheduled Air Transportation 32,360 7.13 $38.87 $80,860
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 16,570 3.41 $31.31 $65,120

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing 40 0.01 $47.76 $99,330
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 3,320 0.53 $42.66 $88,720
Scheduled Air Transportation 32,360 7.13 $38.87 $80,860
Management of Companies and Enterprises 730 0.03 $36.98 $76,930
General Medical and Surgical Hospitals 50 (7) $33.41 $69,480


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 17,160 1.42 1.56 $30.70 $63,860
Florida 13,100 1.52 1.67 $30.31 $63,040
California 12,920 0.76 0.83 $34.01 $70,750
Georgia 8,800 2.00 2.20 $36.69 $76,310
Washington 5,320 1.63 1.80 $32.76 $68,140




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 1,610 5.10 5.60 $32.40 $67,400
Hawaii 1,440 2.24 2.46 $31.38 $65,260
Georgia 8,800 2.00 2.20 $36.69 $76,310
Arizona 5,140 1.84 2.02 $29.94 $62,280
Washington 5,320 1.63 1.80 $32.76 $68,140




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kentucky 2,930 1.55 1.71 $38.26 $79,590
Nevada 1,730 1.28 1.41 $37.68 $78,380
Connecticut 1,410 0.85 0.93 $37.62 $78,240
Georgia 8,800 2.00 2.20 $36.69 $76,310
Colorado 1,890 0.72 0.79 $35.16 $73,130





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 7,570 2.12 2.33 $33.26 $69,190
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 6,240 2.33 2.56 $40.08 $83,370
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 5,880 2.27 2.49 $29.38 $61,100
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 5,110 0.84 0.92 $33.50 $69,670
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 4,730 2.38 2.62 $33.40 $69,470
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 4,420 0.47 0.51 $33.70 $70,090
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 4,110 1.38 1.51 $30.38 $63,190
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,670 1.79 1.96 $31.39 $65,290
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 3,580 0.77 0.85 $31.23 $64,950
Oklahoma City, OK 2,290 3.72 4.09 $25.20 $52,410




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)
Anchorage, AK 1,020 5.95 6.54 $32.41 $67,410
Killeen-Temple, TX 760 5.52 6.07 $27.96 $58,160
Great Falls, MT 150 4.35 4.79 $27.44 $57,070
Fairbanks, AK 150 4.11 4.52 $33.04 $68,730
Wichita, KS 1,100 3.72 4.09 $27.66 $57,540
Oklahoma City, OK 2,290 3.72 4.09 $25.20 $52,410
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 920 3.63 3.99 $28.01 $58,250
Tulsa, OK 1,380 3.19 3.51 $31.05 $64,580
Tucson, AZ 1,130 3.06 3.36 $27.05 $56,270
Houma-Thibodaux, LA 250 2.95 3.24 $30.88 $64,230