Aircraft mechanics & service technicians

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Total Workforce

193k

Average Age

40.1

Estimated Job Growth

4.92%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$57,311

Average Male Salary

$58,107

Average Female Salary

$44,234

About

Aircraft mechanics & service technicians are most often employed by the Air transportation industry. The average yearly wage for Aircraft mechanics & service technicians was $57,311 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Aircraft mechanics & service technicians by wage are Tax examiners & collectors, & revenue agents, Diagnostic related technologists & technicians, and News analysts, reporters & correspondents.

Aircraft mechanics & service technicians are part of the Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers, Computer, automated teller, & office machine repairers, Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers, Avionics technicians, Electric motor, power tool, & related repairers, Electronic equipment installers & repairers, motor vehicles, Electronic home entertainment equipment installers & repairers, Security & fire alarm systems installers, Electrical & electronics repairers, transportation equipment, & industrial & utility, Aircraft mechanics & service technicians, Automotive body & related repairers, Automotive glass installers & repairers, Automotive service technicians & mechanics, Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists, Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics, Small engine mechanics, Miscellaneous vehicle & mobile equipment mechanics, installers, & repairers, Control & valve installers & repairers, Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers, Home appliance repairers, Maintenance workers, machinery, Millwrights, Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics, Electrical powerline installers & repairers, Telecommunications line installers & repairers, Precision instrument & equipment repairers, Maintenance & repair workers, general, Coin, vending, & amusement machine servicers & repairers, Locksmiths & safe repairers, Riggers, Helpersinstallation, maintenance, & repair workers , and Miscellaneous installation, maintenance, & repair workers, including wind turbine service technicians

The top 3 locations that employ the most Aircraft mechanics & service technicians are Taylor CountyAbilene City PUMA, TX, Hanford City PUMA, CA, and Coweta County PUMA, GA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Aircraft mechanics & service technicians are Hanford City PUMA, CA, Taylor CountyAbilene City PUMA, TX, and Coweta County PUMA, GA.

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 Hanford City PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$57,311

AVERAGE SALARY

± $1,772

In 2017, Aircraft mechanics & service technicians earned an average of $57,311, $5,246 more than than the average national salary of $52,065.

News analysts, reporters & correspondents make somewhat more than Aircraft mechanics & service technicians while Tax examiners & collectors, & revenue agents 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

0.289

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Aircraft mechanics & service technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.289, 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

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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, Aircraft & parts manufacturing, and Services incidental to transportation.

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Industries by Share

193k

2017 Workforce

± 10,780

5.4%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 7.59%

The number of people employed as Aircraft mechanics & service technicians has been growing at a rate of 5.4%, from 183,139 people in 2016 to 193,031 people in 2017.

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  25.7%, followed by Aircraft & parts manufacturing with 16.6% and Services incidental to transportation with 16.6%.

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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 40.4 and of female Aircraft mechanics & service technicians is 34.9, and the most common race/ethnicity for Aircraft mechanics & service technicians is White.

Gender Composition

182k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 10,466

11.1k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 2,584

94.3% 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

  2. Black

  3. Asian

77.9% of Aircraft mechanics & service technicians are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9% of Aircraft mechanics & service technicians, Black 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

40.4

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 0.81

34.9

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 3.16

The median age of Aircraft mechanics & service technicians is 40.1, and Male employees are generally 5.5 years older 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 Engineering but a relatively high number of Aircraft mechanics & service technicians hold a major in Mechanical Technologies.

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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Aircraft mechanics & service technicians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Aircraft mechanics & service technicians are expected to see a growth of 4.92% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

4.92%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Aircraft mechanics & service technicians. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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