The mean average salary for an aircraft mechanic is $58,850 as of 2014, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor. Salaries can vary based on geographic location as well as the type of aircraft.
Aircraft mechanics who work on jets tend to enjoy higher salaries than non-jet mechanics, as reported by Salary.com. Jet aircraft mechanics earn a median annual salary of $88,064.
An aircraft mechanic is responsible for fabricating aircraft parts, inspecting engines and other essential components, diagnosing issues related to aircraft operation, making repairs when needed, painting the exterior surfaces of the aircraft, maintaining the diagnostic and repair equipment as well as the aircraft and troubleshooting defects, among other duties.