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What do A&P Mechanics or Aircraft Mechanics do?

Aircraft Mechanic Jobs involve performing repair and scheduled maintenance on aircraft. A&P (Airframe and Powerplant) Mechanics have a certification from the FAA demonstrating that they are qualified to independently perform maintenence and alteration tasks on many parts of an aircraft. They are also often responsible for performing aircraft inspections as required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

How much do A&P Mechanics make?

According to the Bureau Of Labor Statistics as of May 2015, the median A&P Mechanic salary was $58,370. The lowest 10% of A&P Mechanics earned less than $34,770 and the highest 10% earned more than $89,050.

How do I get a A&P Mechanic Job?

Becoming an A&P Mechanic usually involves getting trained at an FAA-approved aviation maintenance technician school. Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations contains the most current requirements for becoming a certified mechanic.

What determines the salary of an Aircraft Mechanic?

Salaries for Aircraft Mechanic Jobs depends on a variety of factors. Certified A&P Mechanics and often earn more than non-certified mechanics. Other factors include:

  • Base of Operations
  • Seniority
  • Certifications (Airframe and Powerplant, others)
  • Experience on Different Types of Aircraft
  • Inspection Authorizations
  • Shop Management Responsibilities

What jobs can you get as a A&P Mechanic?

The following are a list of common job titles that are available to Aircraft Mechanics