Career Profile

Aircraft Mechanics & Service Technicians

Education Associate's
This is the typical education required for an entry-level position.
Earnings $58,600
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. Excludes Avionics Technicians (49-2091).

Aircraft Mechanics & Service Technicians

Occupational Outlook

For the Rural Capital Area


Job Opportunities

Over the next five years, an average of 23 openings per year are projected for Aircraft Mechanics & Service Technicians.


Employment Change

Employment for Aircraft Mechanics & Service Technicians is forecasted to increase on par with the regional average by 16.4% between 2023 and 2028.


Earnings Potential

An average worker in this occupation is paid $28.15/hour. Entry level workers are paid $17.99, while experienced workers are paid $34.14. The median wage is comparable to average regional wages across occupations.

Local Employment Opportunities

There are 188 Aircraft Mechanics & Service Technicians in the RCA region. By 2028 this number could reach 218.

Top 5 Employing Industries, Locally

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

Knowledge Areas

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

Educational Attainment Patterns

The most common level of education for Aircraft Mechanics & Service Technicians is Associate's. 69% of people employed in these roles have some form of college degree.

Sources: BLS   JobsEQ®   ONET