Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

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


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic 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)
117,320 3.4 % $26.20 $54,500 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.65 $21.63 $26.25 $30.79 $35.68
Annual Wage (2) $34,630 $45,000 $54,590 $64,040 $74,210


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Air Transportation 33,110 20.29 $23.27 $48,400
Scheduled Air Transportation 30,580 7.46 $27.44 $57,070
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 17,580 3.72 $26.81 $55,760
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,770 0.81 $27.10 $56,360
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 4,960 1.04 $36.75 $76,440

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Air Transportation 33,110 20.29 $23.27 $48,400
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 4,490 10.95 $26.51 $55,150
Scheduled Air Transportation 30,580 7.46 $27.44 $57,070
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 140 6.90 $28.88 $60,060
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 17,580 3.72 $26.81 $55,760

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 4,960 1.04 $36.75 $76,440
Other Support Services 140 0.05 $34.58 $71,940
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 40 0.01 $33.78 $70,250
Scientific Research and Development Services 160 0.03 $31.14 $64,780
Management of Companies and Enterprises 230 0.01 $30.03 $62,460


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 12,460 1.21 1.32 $25.20 $52,420
California 11,750 0.84 0.91 $28.10 $58,440
Florida 8,410 1.18 1.29 $23.25 $48,370
Georgia 7,780 2.06 2.25 $27.03 $56,210
Oklahoma 5,680 3.79 4.14 $24.01 $49,950




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 1,300 4.15 4.54 $30.05 $62,500
Oklahoma 5,680 3.79 4.14 $24.01 $49,950
Alabama 3,960 2.19 2.39 $25.62 $53,290
Georgia 7,780 2.06 2.25 $27.03 $56,210
Washington 5,370 1.97 2.16 $27.11 $56,380




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Tennessee 2,480 0.95 1.04 $31.96 $66,470
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $30.49 $63,420
Alaska 1,300 4.15 4.54 $30.05 $62,500
Kentucky 1,260 0.73 0.80 $29.97 $62,340
Hawaii 1,010 1.74 1.91 $29.30 $60,930





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 4,830 2.17 2.37 (8) (8)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 4,280 3.12 3.42 $27.18 $56,530
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,580 0.94 1.02 $28.32 $58,900
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 3,030 3.55 3.88 $25.68 $53,410
Tulsa, OK 2,980 7.30 7.98 $24.33 $50,600
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,680 1.58 1.72 $23.44 $48,760
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 2,340 2.44 2.67 $30.65 $63,740
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,170 0.85 0.93 $27.36 $56,900
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 2,120 1.17 1.28 $24.51 $50,970
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 2,100 2.49 2.72 $20.23 $42,070




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Warner Robins, GA 1,230 21.66 23.69 $23.93 $49,770
Wichita Falls, TX 630 11.04 12.07 $25.90 $53,880
Tulsa, OK 2,980 7.30 7.98 $24.33 $50,600
Corpus Christi, TX 1,190 6.79 7.43 $27.22 $56,630
Wichita, KS 1,810 6.47 7.08 $25.86 $53,790
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 1,000 5.24 5.73 $25.98 $54,040
Great Falls, MT 180 5.23 5.72 $24.27 $50,490
Fairbanks, AK 180 5.03 5.50 $31.86 $66,270
Anchorage, AK 810 4.81 5.25 $29.88 $62,160
Mobile, AL 630 3.72 4.06 $20.45 $42,540




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 1,530 2.62 2.87 $37.28 $77,530
Vineland-Millville-Bridgeton, NJ 30 0.52 0.57 $36.62 $76,160
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $32.09 $66,740
Fairbanks, AK 180 5.03 5.50 $31.86 $66,270
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 310 0.32 0.35 $31.56 $65,640
Springfield, MA-CT 720 2.53 2.77 $31.25 $65,010
Portsmouth, NH-ME 60 1.12 1.23 $31.24 $64,980
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 1,180 1.03 1.13 $30.70 $63,860
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 2,340 2.44 2.67 $30.65 $63,740
Norwich-New London, CT-RI 80 0.59 0.65 $30.60 $63,640

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 740 4.25 4.65 $26.02 $54,130
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 440 2.12 2.32 $23.98 $49,880
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 340 5.11 5.59 $25.09 $52,190
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 310 3.66 4.00 $21.60 $44,920
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 300 4.90 5.35 (8) (8)

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 340 5.11 5.59 $25.09 $52,190
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 300 4.90 5.35 (8) (8)
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 740 4.25 4.65 $26.02 $54,130
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 310 3.66 4.00 $21.60 $44,920
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 120 3.40 3.72 $28.61 $59,520

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $31.49 $65,500
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 170 2.35 2.57 $31.21 $64,910
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 160 1.03 1.13 $30.11 $62,620
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 120 3.40 3.72 $28.61 $59,520
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 240 1.44 1.57 $28.41 $59,090


About May 2011 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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