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What is a Composite Technician?

Composite Technicians are responsible for troubleshooting, and repairing the body of aircraft using composites which allow the aircraft to remain airworthy. Composites Repair is usually done on parts of the aircraft such as the wings, rudders and elevators. Using composites to repair an aircraft, companies are able to ensure crew and passenger safety without having to completely replace parts of the aircraft that have been damaged.

How much do Composite Technicians Make?

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

How do I become an Composite Technician?

Becoming an Composites Technician involves getting the relevant training through an FAA Approved School (A list which can be found here) or meeting the requirements listed by the FAA in order to gain the required certifications.

What determines the salary of a Composite Technician?

Salaries for Composite Technician Jobs depends on a variety of factors, including:

  • Number of Years Experience working on Aircraft
  • Education Level
  • Additional Certifications and Licenses Held
  • Geographical location of the work being performed
  • The Employer and Their Willingness To Pay For Skilled Labor

What jobs can you get as an Composite Technician?

The following are a list of common job titles that are available to Composite Technicians