Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
116,830 1.8 % $28.29 $58,850 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.80 $22.30 $27.40 $34.10 $41.79
Annual Wage (2) $34,940 $46,380 $56,990 $70,920 $86,930


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 33,750 19.42 $24.76 $51,500
Scheduled Air Transportation 26,160 6.43 $31.32 $65,160
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 18,460 3.76 $29.48 $61,330
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 16,140 0.82 $27.56 $57,320
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 5,690 15.07 $30.97 $64,420

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 33,750 19.42 $24.76 $51,500
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 5,690 15.07 $30.97 $64,420
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 270 10.57 $32.50 $67,600
Scheduled Air Transportation 26,160 6.43 $31.32 $65,160
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 18,460 3.76 $29.48 $61,330

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing (8) (8) $43.23 $89,920
Couriers and Express Delivery Services 3,210 0.63 $40.58 $84,400
Oil and Gas Extraction 40 0.02 $33.65 $69,990
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 270 10.57 $32.50 $67,600
Facilities Support Services (8) (8) $32.22 $67,010


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 13,440 1.20 1.38 $27.11 $56,380
California 12,210 0.81 0.93 $30.74 $63,930
Florida 10,360 1.35 1.56 $27.19 $56,550
Georgia 8,300 2.08 2.41 $28.41 $59,080
Washington 4,960 1.71 1.98 $32.59 $67,790




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 1,320 4.05 4.68 $30.26 $62,950
Oklahoma 3,540 2.25 2.60 $23.64 $49,170
Hawaii 1,330 2.17 2.51 $32.23 $67,050
Georgia 8,300 2.08 2.41 $28.41 $59,080
Washington 4,960 1.71 1.98 $32.59 $67,790




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kentucky 1,720 0.95 1.10 $37.70 $78,410
New Jersey 1,780 0.46 0.53 $35.12 $73,050
Colorado 1,640 0.69 0.80 $32.87 $68,370
Washington 4,960 1.71 1.98 $32.59 $67,790
Hawaii 1,330 2.17 2.51 $32.23 $67,050





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 5,320 2.23 2.57 (8) (8)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,300 1.06 1.23 $32.49 $67,570
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 3,400 2.28 2.63 (8) (8)
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 2,780 2.66 3.07 $26.64 $55,400
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 2,500 1.37 1.58 $27.40 $56,990
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 2,450 0.65 0.76 $31.67 $65,880
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 2,420 1.08 1.25 $28.22 $58,690
San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX 2,300 2.52 2.91 $22.84 $47,510
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 2,110 1.94 2.25 $35.23 $73,280
Oklahoma City, OK 2,100 3.49 4.03 $24.55 $51,070




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 1,170 21.04 24.33 $25.25 $52,520
Corpus Christi, TX 1,410 7.55 8.73 $27.59 $57,380
Savannah, GA 890 5.74 6.64 $26.09 $54,260
Anchorage, AK 940 5.35 6.19 $30.77 $64,010
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 360 4.68 5.41 $28.01 $58,260
Fairbanks, AK 160 4.53 5.24 $27.25 $56,690
Wichita, KS 1,260 4.35 5.03 $28.54 $59,370
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 840 4.02 4.66 $25.99 $54,070
Great Falls, MT 140 3.98 4.60 $25.40 $52,820
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 700 3.63 4.20 $34.30 $71,350




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)
Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN 1,070 1.72 1.98 $43.48 $90,430
Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division 40 0.07 0.09 $36.82 $76,590
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 1,080 0.82 0.94 $35.53 $73,910
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 2,110 1.94 2.25 $35.23 $73,280
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 700 3.63 4.20 $34.30 $71,350
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 140 0.64 0.74 $33.99 $70,710
Memphis, TN-MS-AR 780 1.32 1.52 $33.75 $70,200
Houma-Bayou Cane-Thibodaux, LA 220 2.24 2.59 $33.67 $70,040
Bellingham, WA (8) (8) (8) $33.55 $69,790
Edison-New Brunswick, NJ Metropolitan Division 150 0.14 0.17 $33.54 $69,760

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)
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 2,230 26.38 30.52 $33.21 $69,080
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 720 7.89 9.13 $26.67 $55,480
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 380 1.79 2.07 $24.41 $50,780
North Central West Virginia nonmetropolitan area 300 2.13 2.46 (8) (8)
Southern Ohio nonmetropolitan area 300 1.89 2.19 $22.02 $45,800

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)
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 2,230 26.38 30.52 $33.21 $69,080
Southern Texas nonmetropolitan area 720 7.89 9.13 $26.67 $55,480
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 190 5.07 5.87 $33.24 $69,140
Southwestern Oklahoma nonmetropolitan area 280 4.08 4.72 $26.59 $55,310
Southwest Idaho nonmetropolitan area 60 3.13 3.62 $23.56 $49,010

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)
Hawaii / Maui / Kauai nonmetropolitan area 260 1.61 1.86 $33.25 $69,150
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 190 5.07 5.87 $33.24 $69,140
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area 160 1.16 1.34 $33.21 $69,080
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 2,230 26.38 30.52 $33.21 $69,080
Railbelt / Southwest Alaska nonmetropolitan area 150 1.93 2.23 $31.44 $65,380


About May 2014 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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015