How much does an Airframe and Engine Mechanic III make in the United States? The average Airframe and Engine Mechanic III salary in the United States is $82,204 as of January 26, 2024, but the range typically falls between $71,244 and $95,252. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

Airframe and Engine Mechanic III Salaries by Percentile
Percentile Salary Location Last Updated
10th Percentile Airframe and Engine Mechanic III Salary $61,265 US January 26, 2024
25th Percentile Airframe and Engine Mechanic III Salary $71,244 US January 26, 2024
50th Percentile Airframe and Engine Mechanic III Salary $82,204 US January 26, 2024
75th Percentile Airframe and Engine Mechanic III Salary $95,252 US January 26, 2024
90th Percentile Airframe and Engine Mechanic III Salary $107,131 US January 26, 2024
25% $71,244 10% $61,265 90% $107,131 75% $95,252 $82,204 50%(Median) Didn’t find job title? Click
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Each competency has five to ten behavioral assertions that can be observed, each with a corresponding performance level (from one to five) that is required for a particular job.

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Coordination: Ability to plan, execute, and adjust job duties to achieve business goals.

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Electrical wiring: Connecting and repairing accessories for the distribution of electrical energy from the power source to various appliances and equipment.

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Futures: Futures are derivative financial contracts obligating the buyer to purchase an asset or the seller to sell an asset at a predetermined future date and set price.

Coordination 0.01%
Electrical wiring 0.01%
Futures 0.01%
Others 99.97%

Job Description for Airframe and Engine Mechanic III

Airframe and Engine Mechanic III maintains, repairs, and troubleshoots aircraft airframe and engine to ensure aircraft conformance with FAA regulations. Troubleshoots and determines malfunctioning parts. Being an Airframe and Engine Mechanic III recommends part changes or adjustments to aircraft specifications to improve engine performance. Documents and maintains paperwork for maintenance according to regulations. Additionally, Airframe and Engine Mechanic III may require completion of an apprenticeship or a FAA-approved aviation maintenance technician program. Requires a high school diploma. Requires FAA Aircraft and Engine Mechanic License. Typically reports to a supervisor. The Airframe and Engine Mechanic III works independently within established procedures associated with the specific job function. Has gained proficiency in multiple competencies relevant to the job. To be an Airframe and Engine Mechanic III typically requires 3-5 years of related experience. (Copyright 2024 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Airframe and Engine Mechanic III salary varies from city to city. Compared with national average salary of Airframe and Engine Mechanic III, the highest Airframe and Engine Mechanic III salary is in San Francisco, CA, where the Airframe and Engine Mechanic III salary is 25.0% above. The lowest Airframe and Engine Mechanic III salary is in Miami, FL, where the Airframe and Engine Mechanic III salary is 2.9% lower than national average salary.

City, State Compared to national average
City, State San Francisco, CA Compared to national average
+ 25.0%
City, State Washington, DC Compared to national average
+ 11.3%
City, State Miami, FL Compared to national average
-2.9%
City, State Chicago, IL Compared to national average
+ 5.5%
City, State Boston, MA Compared to national average
+ 12.7%
City, State New York, NY Compared to national average
+ 17.5%
City, State Dallas, TX Compared to national average
-0.7%

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