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Occupational Employment Statistics


DETAILED OCCUPATION DATA

49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians



Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, such as hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Includes helicopter and aircraft engine specialists. Excludes “Avionics Technician" (49-2091).

Geography Click link for Career Profile EmploymentEmp SE*Percentiles
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
Northwest Minnesota 13050$26.80/hr$16.41/hr$19.09/hr$24.96/hr$35.02/hr$40.49/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and Mining70$29.21/hr
ConstructionN/AN/A
Manufacturing10$32.68/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,540$37.81/hr
Professional and Business Services20$44.72/hr
Education and Health ServicesN/AN/A
Public Administration170$32.32/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2018-2028
Southeast Minnesota N/AN/A8.6%
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA N/A$22.98/hrN/A
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Rochester MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/A$36.61/hrN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota 30$21.35/hrN/A
Southeast Balance of State 30$21.88/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 40$32.29/hr-2.5%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 80$28.28/hrN/A
Duluth MN-WI MSA 120$31.26/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 130$24.96/hr16.5%
Northwest Balance of State 130$24.94/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 150$31.45/hr11.8%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,470$38.32/hr-1.1%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,520$38.06/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,820$36.16/hr2.2%




  • Clean, refuel, and change oil in line service aircraft.
  • Test operation of engines and other systems, using test equipment, such as ignition analyzers, compression checkers, distributor timers, or ammeters.
  • Service and maintain aircraft and related apparatus by performing activities such as flushing crankcases, cleaning screens, and or moving parts.
  • Obtain fuel and oil samples and check them for contamination.
  • Examine and inspect aircraft components, including landing gear, hydraulic systems, and deicers to locate cracks, breaks, leaks, or other problems.
  • Inventory and requisition or order supplies, parts, materials, and equipment.
  • Measure parts for wear, using precision instruments.
  • Read and interpret pilots' descriptions of problems to diagnose causes.
  • Read and interpret pilots' descriptions of problems to diagnose causes.
  • Replace or repair worn, defective, or damaged components, using hand tools, gauges, and testing equipment.