Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

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)
119,160 3.0 % $26.78 $55,690 0.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.92 $21.96 $26.55 $31.61 $36.86
Annual Wage (2) $35,190 $45,670 $55,210 $65,750 $76,660


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 31,420 19.63 $23.54 $48,970
Scheduled Air Transportation 30,790 7.37 $28.91 $60,130
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 19,520 3.96 $27.06 $56,280
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,600 0.81 $27.14 $56,450
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 4,970 12.14 $27.19 $56,550

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 31,420 19.63 $23.54 $48,970
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 4,970 12.14 $27.19 $56,550
Scheduled Air Transportation 30,790 7.37 $28.91 $60,130
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 160 7.15 $29.65 $61,670
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 19,520 3.96 $27.06 $56,280

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Electric Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution (8) (8) $39.63 $82,440
Insurance Carriers 40 (7) $36.55 $76,020
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 4,720 0.99 $35.91 $74,700
Other Support Services 140 0.05 $34.24 $71,210
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing (8) (8) $32.94 $68,510


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 12,110 1.15 1.25 $26.34 $54,790
California 11,420 0.80 0.87 $28.86 $60,030
Florida 9,530 1.31 1.43 $24.80 $51,580
Georgia 8,400 2.20 2.41 $26.44 $55,000
Oklahoma 5,790 3.78 4.13 $24.40 $50,750




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)
Oklahoma 5,790 3.78 4.13 $24.40 $50,750
Alaska 1,160 3.63 3.96 $30.22 $62,870
Georgia 8,400 2.20 2.41 $26.44 $55,000
Washington 5,670 2.05 2.24 $27.64 $57,490
Hawaii 1,080 1.84 2.02 $30.15 $62,710




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 1,600 0.64 0.70 $31.39 $65,300
Connecticut 2,870 1.77 1.94 $30.96 $64,400
Tennessee 1,960 0.74 0.81 $30.86 $64,180
Alaska 1,160 3.63 3.96 $30.22 $62,870
Hawaii 1,080 1.84 2.02 $30.15 $62,710





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 5,000 2.21 2.42 (8) (8)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 4,480 3.18 3.47 $27.98 $58,190
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 4,340 4.56 4.98 $29.76 $61,890
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 3,950 1.02 1.11 $29.27 $60,890
Tulsa, OK 3,070 7.41 8.10 $24.63 $51,230
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 3,060 1.77 1.93 $25.45 $52,930
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,230 1.06 1.16 $27.31 $56,800
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 2,200 2.21 2.41 $23.66 $49,210
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,100 0.80 0.87 $31.58 $65,690
Oklahoma City, OK 2,100 3.59 3.93 $24.38 $50,720




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 1,340 24.16 26.41 $24.40 $50,750
Savannah, GA 1,260 8.51 9.30 $27.18 $56,540
Corpus Christi, TX 1,350 7.44 8.14 $26.41 $54,940
Tulsa, OK 3,070 7.41 8.10 $24.63 $51,230
Wichita, KS 1,650 5.88 6.43 $27.58 $57,380
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 970 4.92 5.38 $26.21 $54,510
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 4,340 4.56 4.98 $29.76 $61,890
Great Falls, MT 150 4.46 4.88 $26.93 $56,020
Fairbanks, AK 150 4.30 4.70 $30.51 $63,460
Anchorage, AK 700 4.08 4.46 $30.08 $62,570




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)
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 530 2.76 3.02 $37.47 $77,950
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 30 0.06 0.06 $36.54 $76,000
Indianapolis-Carmel, IN 690 0.78 0.85 $33.09 $68,830
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT (8) (8) (8) $33.01 $68,670
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 340 0.35 0.38 $31.80 $66,150
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 2,100 0.80 0.87 $31.58 $65,690
Springfield, MA-CT 680 2.37 2.59 $31.48 $65,480
Alexandria, LA 30 0.56 0.61 $31.09 $64,670
Atlantic City-Hammonton, NJ 130 0.94 1.03 $31.07 $64,620
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,030 0.56 0.61 $31.02 $64,510

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 910 5.24 5.73 $26.13 $54,350
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 590 6.71 7.33 $25.49 $53,020
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 480 3.83 4.19 $25.59 $53,220
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 380 1.77 1.93 $23.85 $49,610
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 270 1.92 2.10 $21.08 $43,840

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)
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 590 6.71 7.33 $25.49 $53,020
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 910 5.24 5.73 $26.13 $54,350
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 480 3.83 4.19 $25.59 $53,220
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 100 2.81 3.08 $31.66 $65,850
Central Washington nonmetropolitan area 160 2.51 2.74 (8) (8)

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)
Southeast Alaska nonmetropolitan area 100 2.81 3.08 $31.66 $65,850
Upper Eastern Shore nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $31.37 $65,260
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 180 1.18 1.30 $31.31 $65,130
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 180 2.39 2.61 $30.90 $64,280
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 200 1.19 1.30 $28.98 $60,280


About May 2012 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013

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