Every year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) releases data relating to the annual income and career outlooks in various sectors. Wage statistics for aviation maintenance professionals are on the rise. As of May 2016, the median annual income is $60,170 for Airframe & Powerplant mechanics, a significant increase from last year, with the lowest 10% of workers earning approximately $35,960 and the highest 10% of workers making closer to $87,880.
This year, the states with the highest employment level in this occupation are Texas, Florida and California. Some employers, such as General Atomics based out of San Diego, even pay the costs of relocation once hired – in addition to well-paying salaries and benefits packages.
It is important to consider these kinds of details when making decisions for your future. Competitive expected earnings and overall job growth in the aviation maintenance field are two compelling factors to start your training at NAA today!
National Aviation Academy’s Tampa Bay campus hosted a student and team member appreciation day on Friday, July 7, 2017. Skoops Natural Italian Ice was onsite offering sweet treats from 2:30-4:30 PM.
The event was an enjoyable reprieve from all of the hot weather, and hard work, so far this summer. A big THANK YOU goes out to all students and staff for your efforts year round!
Each year during school breaks, including the long break in the summer, the Science Center of Pinellas holds camps for youth in grades K-8 featuring hands-on activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM). By providing fun activities, the Science Center introduces our community’s youth to potential careers, like those we train for at NAA, while they are in school. Through real-world applications students are exposed to the possibilities of science and technology to create a better future.
Over the last month, NAA teamed up with the Science Center to send kids to camp this summer. Students and staff donated to a number creative fund-raising initiatives, ultimately raising over $6,000 to benefit campers. As members of the educational community and purveyors of STEAM-focused engagement, it was truly rewarding to give to such an awesome cause.
Thanks to all who participated and donated!