Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

6.4/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
47%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
11.8%
by 2030
WAGES
$66,440
or $31.94 hourly
VOLUME
128,300
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 47% (Start worrying)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Finger Dexterity
Manual Dexterity
Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions
Assisting and Caring for Others
Social Perceptiveness
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 11.8% by 2030
'Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians' is expected to be a fast growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians' was $66,440, or $31.94 hourly
'Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians' are paid 58.4% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 128,300 people employed as Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians.
This represents around 0.09% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, such as hydraulic and pneumatic systems.

SOC Code: 49-3011.00

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