Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
124,040 2.1 % $28.92 $60,160 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.71 $22.46 $28.06 $35.09 $42.81
Annual Wage (2) $34,770 $46,720 $58,370 $72,990 $89,050


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 37,660 20.41 $25.70 $53,460
Scheduled Air Transportation 27,850 6.72 $32.29 $67,170
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 20,260 4.15 $29.98 $62,360
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 15,940 0.80 $27.72 $57,650
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 5,630 14.34 $31.54 $65,600

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 37,660 20.41 $25.70 $53,460
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 5,630 14.34 $31.54 $65,600
Scenic and Sightseeing Transportation, Other 280 10.19 $29.97 $62,330
Scheduled Air Transportation 27,850 6.72 $32.29 $67,170
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 20,260 4.15 $29.98 $62,360

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 2,760 0.51 $43.02 $89,480
Oil and Gas Extraction 50 0.02 $36.50 $75,920
Spectator Sports 30 0.02 $36.00 $74,880
Semiconductor and Other Electronic Component Manufacturing (8) (8) $35.97 $74,820
Facilities Support Services (8) (8) $33.64 $69,980


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 16,540 1.43 1.59 $28.03 $58,300
California 13,330 0.86 0.96 $30.85 $64,170
Florida 12,010 1.52 1.68 $26.81 $55,770
Georgia 8,470 2.06 2.29 $31.14 $64,780
Arizona 4,590 1.77 1.97 $28.24 $58,740




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 1,290 3.95 4.39 $30.19 $62,790
Oklahoma 3,570 2.24 2.49 $24.12 $50,170
Hawaii 1,350 2.18 2.42 $31.34 $65,180
Georgia 8,470 2.06 2.29 $31.14 $64,780
Arizona 4,590 1.77 1.97 $28.24 $58,740




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kentucky 1,780 0.97 1.08 $39.45 $82,050
New Jersey 1,720 0.44 0.49 $35.76 $74,380
Washington 4,550 1.53 1.70 $33.75 $70,200
Maryland 2,350 0.91 1.01 $32.84 $68,310
Colorado 1,760 0.72 0.80 $31.39 $65,280





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-Roswell, GA 5,410 2.18 2.42 $34.68 $72,120
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 4,880 1.19 1.32 $31.27 $65,050
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 4,490 4.62 5.14 $27.45 $57,100
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 3,350 2.18 2.42 (8) (8)
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 3,160 2.90 3.22 $27.15 $56,470
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 3,160 1.68 1.87 $28.83 $59,960
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 3,050 1.31 1.45 $32.14 $66,850
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division 2,610 0.73 0.81 $29.95 $62,300
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 2,460 0.84 0.94 $31.62 $65,780
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 2,230 0.34 0.38 $32.22 $67,010




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)
California-Lexington Park, MD 1,040 23.83 26.49 $34.07 $70,860
Warner Robins, GA 1,090 16.20 18.01 $25.84 $53,740
New Bern, NC 650 15.12 16.81 $26.65 $55,420
Wichita Falls, TX 430 7.69 8.55 $28.62 $59,520
Killeen-Temple, TX 860 6.45 7.18 $24.73 $51,430
Savannah, GA 1,010 6.30 7.00 $26.87 $55,880
Corpus Christi, TX 1,140 6.03 6.70 $28.20 $58,650
Great Falls, MT 180 4.98 5.54 $25.75 $53,550
Anchorage, AK 860 4.83 5.37 $30.96 $64,400
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 4,490 4.62 5.14 $27.45 $57,100