• Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians
  • Transportation, Distribution, and Logistics
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 61,340
    $37,200 range bar $98,670
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Moderately Growing
  • Aircraft and avionics equipment mechanics and technicians repair and perform scheduled maintenance on aircraft. They also perform aircraft inspections as required by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

What do they typically do

  • Replace defective parts using hand tools or power tools
  • Examine replacement aircraft parts for defects
  • Keep records of maintenance and repair work
  • Repair wings, brakes, electrical systems, and other aircraft components
  • Inspect completed work to make sure it meets performance standards
  • Read maintenance manuals to identify repair procedures
  • Test aircraft parts with gauges and other diagnostic equipment
  • Diagnose mechanical or electrical problems

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.5%
Job Opening 378

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Aircraft Maintenance Technician (Aircraft Maintenance Tech), Aircraft Mechanic, Aircraft Restorer, Aircraft Technician, Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic (A and P Mechanic), Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT), Aviation Mechanic, Helicopter Mechanic
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