Work in Aviation Maintenance

Aviation student with airplane jack

Aviation maintenance technicians, often called Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians, diagnose, adjust, repair or overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, such as hydraulic and pneumatic systems to include helicopter and aircraft engine specialist. Aviation Maintenance Technician program graduates work in Fixed Base Operations (FBO) Airline, Manufacturer or FAA Repair Station.

Job opportunities should be good for those who complete post-secondary aviation mechanics training programs, as some employers report difficulty finding workers with the right skills; those without formal aviation mechanics training are likely to face competition for entry-level jobs.

The normal starting pay for Aviation technicians with no experience ranges from a low of $31,540 annually ($15.16 per hour) up to an annual median wage of $48,641 ($23.39 per hour) according to current statistics with the Florida Department of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment and Wages Technicians with well-honed skills and experience can expect to earn $63,532 annually ($30.54 per hour). These estimates are based on 152 mail surveys of establishments in the area take between November, 2011 and December 2014.

Graduates of the Airframe and Powerplant certificate programs who wish to add management skills to their resume can apply for EFSC's Aviation Maintenance Administration Associate in Science degree program.



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