Career Profile

Aircraft Mechanics and & Tech

Education Postsecondary nondegree award
This is the typical education required for an entry-level position.
Earnings $62,900
This is the typical median salary earned for an entry-level position.

Aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and technicians repair and perform scheduled maintenance on aircraft.

General Information

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, such as hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

Aircraft Mechanics and & Tech

Occupational Outlook

For the Rural Capital Area


Job Opportunities

Over the next five years, an average of 24 openings per year are projected for Aircraft Mechanics and & Tech.


Employment Change

Employment for Aircraft Mechanics and & Tech is forecasted to increase on par with the regional average by 18.0% between 2022 and 2027.


Earnings Potential

An average worker in this occupation is paid $30.22/hour. Entry level workers are paid $19.41, while experienced workers are paid $35.63. The median wage is above average regional wages across occupations.

Local Employment Opportunities

There are 189 Aircraft Mechanics and & Tech in the RCA region. By 2027 this number could reach 222.

Top 5 Employing Industries, Locally

The top industries employing Aircraft Mechanics and & Tech are Nonscheduled Air Transportation, Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing, and Support Activities for Air Transportation.

Knowledge Areas

The top most significant knowledge categories for Aircraft Mechanics and & Tech include Mechanical, English Language, and Engineering and Technology.

Educational Attainment Patterns

The most common level of education for Aircraft Mechanics and & Tech is Some college, no degree. 33% of people employed in these roles have some form of college degree.

Sources: BLS   JobsEQ®   ONET