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How much does an Aircraft Mechanic make in California?

Average Aircraft Mechanic Hourly Wage in California

Aircraft Mechanics earn a median hourly wage of $30.79. Hourly wages typically start from $17.87 and go up to $44.49.

Average Aircraft Mechanic Yearly Salary in California

Aircraft Mechanics earn a median salary of $64,040 per year. Salaries typically start from $37,170 and go up to $92,540.

Learn more about the Aircraft Mechanic job market for salaries of real jobs in your area. Alternatively, see what Aircraft Mechanics earn in other states.

Aircraft mechanics generally diagnose, adjust, or overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, such as hydraulic and pneumatic systems. The implementation of new technologies on new as well as older aircraft has a direct impact on the demand and salaries for aircraft mechanics. Employers are increasingly looking for aircraft mechanics who also have a knowledge of avionics, in order for them to be able to work on these electronic components in new aircraft, and install and maintain them in older aircraft.

The top-paying aircraft mechanics salaries are with major airlines; couriers and express delivery services such as FedEx or UPS; companies that manufacture navigational, measuring, electro-medical and control instruments; scientific research and development services; and gas and oil extraction companies.

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      Offers: Certificate, Associates
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      Offers: Bachelors
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Aircraft Mechanic Earnings by Seniority

Top End Aircraft Mechanic Earnings

The highest earning Aircraft Mechanics in California earn:

$44.49
an hour
$92,540
per year
Senior Aircraft Mechanic Earnings

Senior Aircraft Mechanics in California earn:

$38.42
an hour
$79,900
per year
Experienced Aircraft Mechanic Earnings

Experienced Aircraft Mechanics in California earn:

$30.79
an hour
$64,040
per year
Junior Aircraft Mechanic Earnings

Junior Aircraft Mechanics in California earn:

$24.12
an hour
$50,160
per year
Starting Aircraft Mechanic Earnings

Starting Aircraft Mechanics in California earn:

$17.87
an hour
$37,170
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Aircraft Mechanic salary comparison

Aircraft Mechanics earn more than 69% percent of Trades careers in California. Aircraft Mechanic salaries are in the top 68% of all careers in California.

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Historical salary for Aircraft Mechanics in California

Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

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