Aviation Mechanic Career Path

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Our Airframe and Powerplant Technician training program is designed so students can get trained in 18 months and get prepared to apply and test for Airframe and Powerplant Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification.

Aviation Mechanic Career Path


According to the BLS, the median annual salary for aviation maintenance technicians in the U.S. was $65,380 in May 2021.57

That means half earned more and half earned less. Keep in mind that salary depends on several factors, including experience, employer, demand and cost of living in the area.

Here are the top 10 median annual salaries by state for aircraft mechanics and service technicians, as reported by the BLS in May 2021.*

*Not entry-level and is dependent on factors like experience, location, and employer compensation.

Rank State Annual Median Wage
1 Connecticut $83,360
2 Maryland $82,460
3 Hawaii $77,950
4 Tennessee $77,190
5 New Jersey $77,100
6 California $77,010
7 New York $76,890
8 New Mexico $76,600
9 Massachusetts $76,450
10 Alaska $76,250

Is aircraft mechanic a good job?

Dec 5, 2022, 18:42 PM
The answer to is aircraft mechanic a good job depends on your interests, what you enjoy doing, and what your career goals are. If you’re interested in working on aircraft and you want to do a physical job where you get to work with your hands, you might enjoy this field.
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If an aircraft mechanic career path sounds interesting, you can complete training in our programs in 2 years or less that can help prepare you to test for certification and entry-level roles in the field. If you’d like to learn more about training for a career in aviation repair and maintenance, click the button below or call 800-834-7408.