Aviation Mechanic

What Does An Aviation Mechanic Do?

Aircraft mechanics diagnose and repair problems in an aircraft. They may also be involved in the refurbishing of older planes.

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How Do I Become An Aviation Mechanic?

An Airframe and/or Powerplant degree or certificate or something similar is necessary to work in this field; this allows someone to be an aircraft maintenance technician.

What is the Average Salary For An Aviation Mechanic?

High – 82,000
Median – 58,000
Low – 35,000

What Courses Should I Take To Become An Aviation Mechanic?

  • Trade-related courses
  • Electronics
  • Automotive Repair
  • Communication

What Is The Work Environment For An Aviation Mechanic?

Airplane mechanics work on airfields and in hangars and are generally employed in the aerospace and air transportation industries. This job may be physically demanding because of the lifting and use of heavy power tools. These environments may also be very loud.

What Is The Future Outlook For An Aviation Mechanic?

There will likely be strong competition for these positions. Opportunities may differ based on geographical location.


  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada

What Degree Should I Consider If I Want To Be An Aviation Mechanic?