Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians

6.7/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $31.43 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 37% (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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What do you think the risk of automation is?

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 6.1% by 2031
'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 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

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

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians' was $65,380, or $31.43 hourly
'Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians' are paid 42.9% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as aircraft mechanics and service technicians?

As of 2021 there were 125,440 people employed as Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians within the United States.
This represents around 0.09% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 1 thousand people are employed as Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians.

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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Date ceramusi (No chance) says
Repair industry(plane/boats/cars) use powerful diagnostic tools since decades.

Still needs human labor to mount and dismount parts.
Apr 18, 2021 at 04:58 AM

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