Aircraft mechanics & service technicians

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Total Workforce

183k

Average Age

40.1

Average Salary

$61,555

Average Male Salary

$62,351

Average Female Salary

$46,546

About

Aircraft mechanics & service technicians are most often employed by the Air transportation industry. The average yearly wage for Aircraft mechanics & service technicians was $61,555 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Aircraft mechanics & service technicians by wage are Transportation, storage, & distribution managers, Fire inspectors, and Conservation scientists & foresters.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Aircraft mechanics & service technicians are Norfolk City (Northeast) PUMA, VA, Jacksonville City PUMA, NC, and Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Aircraft mechanics & service technicians are Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ, Marysville & Arlington Cities PUMA, WA, and Jacksonville City PUMA, NC.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Aircraft mechanics & service technicians and on wages and locations for those in the field. Air transportation is the industry that employs the most Aircraft mechanics & service technicians, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Aircraft mechanics & service technicians, by average wage, is Couriers & messengers. Aircraft mechanics & service technicians are paid most in Denton City (Outer) PUMA, TX but are relatively concentrated in Burlington County (South & East) PUMA, NJ.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$61,555

AVERAGE SALARY

± $2,258

In 2018, Aircraft mechanics & service technicians earned an average of $61,555, $7,666 more than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Transportation, storage, & distribution managers make somewhat more than Aircraft mechanics & service technicians while Conservation scientists & foresters make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Aircraft mechanics & service technicians as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

0.304

WAGE GINI

In 2018, Aircraft mechanics & service technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.304, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Aircraft mechanics & service technicians (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Aircraft mechanics & service technicians.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Aircraft mechanics & service technicians

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Aircraft mechanics & service technicians.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Aircraft mechanics & service technicians, by number of employees, are Air transportation, Services incidental to transportation, and Aircraft & parts manufacturing.

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Industries by Share

183k

2018 Workforce

± 10,482

-5.46%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 8.47%

The number of people employed as Aircraft mechanics & service technicians has been declining at a rate of -5.46%, from 193,031 people in 2017 to 182,501 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Aircraft mechanics & service technicians employed by various industries. Air transportation employs the largest share of Aircraft mechanics & service technicians at  26.4%, followed by Services incidental to transportation with 18.6% and Aircraft & parts manufacturing with 17.4%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Aircraft mechanics & service technicians in the US. The average age of male Aircraft mechanics & service technicians in the workforce is 40.1 and of female Aircraft mechanics & service technicians is 40.1, and the most common race/ethnicity for Aircraft mechanics & service technicians is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

173k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 10,215

9.2k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,354

95% of Aircraft mechanics & service technicians are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Aircraft mechanics & service technicians.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Aircraft mechanics & service technicians

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. White (Hispanic)

  3. Black (Non-Hispanic)

66.3% of Aircraft mechanics & service technicians are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.1% of Aircraft mechanics & service technicians, White (Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Aircraft mechanics & service technicians.

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Age by Gender

40.1

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.794

40.1

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 3.28

The median age of Aircraft mechanics & service technicians is 40.1, and Male employees are generally 0.0389 years younger than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Aircraft mechanics & service technicians from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Aircraft mechanics & service technicians is Business but a relatively high number of Aircraft mechanics & service technicians hold a major in Transportation.

Majors

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Aircraft mechanics & service technicians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Aircraft mechanics & service technicians need many skills, but most especially Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, and Troubleshooting. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Aircraft mechanics & service technicians need more than the average amount of Repairing, Equipment Maintenance, and Installation.

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