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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
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,330125$42.43/hr$22.83/hr$30.92/hr$38.84/hr$61.84/hr$61.84/hr


IndustryOES Employment (Statewide)OES Median Wage (Statewide)
Natural Resources and MiningN/AN/A
ConstructionN/AN/A
Manufacturing60$29.76/hr
Trade, Transportation and Utilities1,290$38.84/hr
Professional and Business Services30$39.87/hr
Education and Health Services70$38.03/hr
Public Administration160$34.68/hr
 
Geography Click link for details EmploymentMedian WageProjections
% Change 2020-2030
La Crosse WI-MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Mankato-North Mankato MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
St Cloud MN MSA N/AN/AN/A
Northeast Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Balance of State N/AN/AN/A
Southwest Minnesota 10$24.44/hr22.2%
Southeast Balance of State 10$24.42/hrN/A
Rochester MN MSA 30$24.44/hrN/A
Central Minnesota 40$33.71/hr1.6%
Southeast Minnesota 40$24.94/hrN/A
Grand Forks ND-MN MSA 40$24.94/hrN/A
Fargo ND-MN MSA 60$31.33/hrN/A
Northwest Balance of State 70$24.08/hrN/A
Northwest Minnesota 80$24.22/hr16.1%
Duluth MN-WI MSA 160$31.89/hrN/A
Northeast Minnesota 180$31.89/hr-1.3%
Seven County Mpls-St Paul, MN 1,330$38.84/hr9.6%
Minneapolis-St Paul-Bloomington MN-WI MSA 1,360$38.84/hrN/A
Minnesota 1,690$38.23/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.