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Occupational Employment Statistics


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
Southwest Minnesota 207$26.76/hr$23.32/hr$24.87/hr$25.91/hr$30.74/hr$30.74/hr

IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,680$38.80/hr
Professional and Business ServicesN/A$60.08/hr
Education and Health Services40$36.15/hr
Public Administration130$35.20/hr
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southeast Balance of State 10$26.67/hrN/A
Southwest Minnesota 20$25.91/hr22.2%
Rochester MN MSA 20$18.11/hrN/A
St Cloud MN MSA 30$34.58/hrN/A
Southeast Minnesota 30$22.69/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 50$27.91/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 50$32.57/hr1.6%
Fargo ND-MN MSA 60$30.53/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 90$23.68/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 90$23.82/hr16.1%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 160$33.29/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 160$33.29/hr-1.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,640$38.80/hr9.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,670$38.80/hrN/A
Minnesota 2,020$37.11/hr9.5%

  • 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.