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!