Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, November 2004

49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, such as hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Include helicopter and aircraft engine specialists. Exclude "Avionics Technician" (49-2091).

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
114,240 2.0 % $23.03 $47,910 1.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $14.29 $18.10 $22.07 $27.20 $34.20
Annual Wage (2) $29,730 $37,650 $45,910 $56,570 $71,130

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Scheduled air transportation 35,760 $27.19 $56,560
Support activities for air transportation 26,420 $18.80 $39,100
Aerospace product and parts manufacturing 17,910 $21.54 $44,800
Federal government (OES designation) 16,110 $22.17 $46,120
Nonscheduled air transportation 6,120 $21.64 $45,020

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Data processing and related services 30 $33.05 $68,750
Couriers 3,540 $29.17 $60,670
Oil and gas extraction 100 $28.56 $59,390
Logging 50 $28.37 $59,000
Other financial investment activities 90 $28.28 $58,810

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Alaska 1,300 $24.70 $51,370 0.439%
Oklahoma 5,080 $20.78 $43,220 0.354%
Kansas 2,500 $20.74 $43,150 0.191%
Washington 4,680 $24.74 $51,470 0.179%
Texas 15,700 $22.20 $46,170 0.169%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
New Jersey 1,780 $27.82 $57,870 0.046%
Michigan 1,900 $26.62 $55,380 0.044%
Hawaii 920 $25.54 $53,130 0.160%
California 11,130 $25.29 $52,600 0.076%
Illinois 2,670 $25.15 $52,320 0.047%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Dothan, AL MSA 530 $16.46 $34,240 0.795%
Corpus Christi, TX MSA 1,220 $21.60 $44,930 0.766%
Macon, GA MSA 1,080 $20.59 $42,830 0.710%
Anchorage, AK MSA 770 $25.99 $54,060 0.546%
Lake Charles, LA MSA 380 $21.04 $43,770 0.475%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Jersey City, NJ PMSA (7) $38.21 $79,480 (7)
Bergen-Passaic, NJ PMSA 90 $35.23 $73,290 0.014%
Detroit, MI PMSA 1,210 $31.21 $64,930 0.061%
Atlantic-Cape May, NJ PMSA 160 $28.27 $58,810 0.085%
Chicago, IL PMSA 1,900 $27.43 $57,050 0.048%

About November 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) Estimate not released.

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Last Modified Date: November 9, 2005

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