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Aircraft Mechanic - Federal Salaries of 2020

Pay Rates for "Aircraft Mechanic"

How much does an Aircraft Mechanic in the federal government get paid? $80,711.64* *Based on the 2020 average.

Aircraft Mechanic was the 370th most popular job in the U.S. Government in 2020, with 117 employed. The most common payscale was the nonsupervisory pay schedules - federal wage system payscale.

In 2020, the U.S. Coast Guard hired the most employees titled Aircraft Mechanic, with an average salary of $78,977.

Government Aircraft Mechanic jobs are classified under the Federal Wage Schedule, Wage Grade (FWS) payscale. Remember that the starting and maximum yearly pay listed above reflect base pay only - your actual salary will be higher based on the Locality Pay Adjustment for the area in which you work.

Job Description

This standard is used to grade all nonsupervisory jobs involved in the maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, overhaul, and modification of fixed and rotary wing aircraft systems, airframes, components and assemblies, where the work requires substantive knowledge of the airframe and aircraft mechanical, pneudraulic, and/or electrical systems and their interrelationships. Some work situations within this occupation may require varying levels of electronics knowledge.

Agencies that have hired an Aircraft Mechanic

Agency Employees Hired Average Salary
U.S. Coast Guard 106 $78,977.25
Department of Energy 5 $112,819.00
Office of the Secretary of the Interior 5 $82,682.60
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1 $94,165.00

Aircraft Mechanic Pay Distribution

The average pay for an Aircraft Mechanic is $80,711.64. The highest paid Aircraft Mechanic made $132,671 in 2020.

Common Aircraft Mechanic Payscales

Payscale Number of Aircraft Mechanic Employees
WG - Nonsupervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 80
WL - Leader Pay Schedule - Federal Wage System 17
WS - Supervisory Pay Schedules - Federal Wage System 15
BB - Nonsupervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 4
BS - Supervisory - Negotiated Pay Employees 1


Average Aircraft Mechanic Pay Trend from 2004 to 2020

In 2004, the average pay for an Aircraft Mechanic was $45,508. Since then, the average pay has increased to $80,712 in 2020.

Data Sources

The information provided on these pages is sourced from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Enterprise Human Resources Integration (EHRI) dataset. Postal Service data is managed exclusively by the USPS . All information is displayed unmodified and as provided by the source agency.

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The series code of this occupation is 8852.

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