Aircraft Mechanics


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Aircraft Mechanics

Aircraft Mechanics - Wages & Trends

Wages for aircraft mechanics vary by specialty. Pay also varies by employer. For example, mechanics who work on jets for the major airlines earn more than other mechanics.

Mechanics work all shifts and often work overtime. Employers pay mechanics extra for working shifts that are not during regular work times.

Mechanics who work full time usually receive benefits. Benefits usually include health insurance, paid vacation, and a retirement plan. Airline mechanics also receive travel discounts for themselves and their family members.

Aircraft mechanics and service technicians (SOC 49-3011)
Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $21.41 $33.85 $45.28
Yearly $44,543 $70,414 $94,177
    Champaign Area Hourly $25.22 $30.45 $35.62
Yearly $52,456 $63,328 $74,086
    Cook County Hourly $22.52 $38.53 $46.85
Yearly $46,832 $80,141 $97,458
    Decatur Area Hourly $19.68 $24.94 $33.17
Yearly $40,927 $51,873 $68,984
    Dekalb-Elgin-Aurora Area Hourly (1) (1) (1)
Yearly (1) (1) (1)
    Du Page County Hourly $16.88 $22.23 $35.37
Yearly $35,110 $46,237 $73,569
    Lake County Hourly $28.39 $45.12 $58.17
Yearly $59,042 $93,849 $121,004
    Mt. Vernon-Marion-Carbondale Area Hourly $9.82 $15.03 $21.02
Yearly $20,419 $31,256 $43,728
    Northwest Illinois Area Hourly $9.92 $18.42 $29.61
Yearly $20,644 $38,323 $61,579
    Peoria-Bloomington Area Hourly $16.87 $23.67 $30.79
Yearly $35,081 $49,229 $64,044
    Quincy-Macomb-Galesburg Area Hourly $15.28 $20.67 $26.47
Yearly $31,786 $43,003 $55,063
    Rock Island-Moline Area Hourly $19.68 $24.18 $31.31
Yearly $40,931 $50,300 $65,125
    Rockford Area Hourly $17.72 $23.94 $34.12
Yearly $36,856 $49,803 $70,961
    Springfield Area Hourly $26.33 $32.68 $43.62
Yearly $54,774 $67,979 $90,725
    St. Louis-Belleville Area Hourly $30.04 $36.36 $45.36
Yearly $62,489 $75,634 $94,339
    Will County Hourly $15.29 $19.14 $34.23
Yearly $31,807 $39,820 $71,194
United States Hourly $24.89 $31.94 $41.06
Yearly $51,760 $66,440 $85,400
(1) Wage estimate isn't available.

Avionics technicians (SOC 49-2091)

Location
Pay Period
25%
Median
75%
Illinois Hourly $18.01 $24.24 $34.98
Yearly $37,463 $50,409 $72,767
    Cook County Hourly $18.62 $26.19 $41.13
Yearly $38,720 $54,483 $85,545
United States Hourly $26.50 $32.61 $40.33
Yearly $55,120 $67,840 $83,880

Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.