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Helicopter Mechanic Jobs

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What do Helicopter Mechanics do?

Helicopter Mechanic Jobs involve inspecting and maintaining rotary-wing aircraft and ensuring that all components of the aircraft are kept up to date to ensure the safety of the crew and passengers. Helicopter Mechanic Jobs are generally required to have a combined A&P certificate to ensure that they have the proper training on the tools and components of the aircraft they will be maintaining. Common tools used are hammers, metal cutters and punches. Commonly Helicopter Mechanics will be required to use programs to diagnose problems with the aircraft that need to receive maintenance.

How much do Helicopter Mechanics make?

According to the Bureau Of Labor Statistics as of May 2015, the median Helicopter Mechanic salary was $58,390. The lowest 10% of Helicopter Mechanics earned less than $36,960 and the highest 10% earned more than $87,570.

How do I get a Helicopter Mechanic Job?

Becoming an Helicopter Mechanic 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 Helicopter Mechanic?

Salaries for Helicopter Mechanic Jobs depends on a variety of factors, including:

  • Number of Years Experience on the Aircraft Being Maintained
  • 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 a Helicopter Mechanic?

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