Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians (49-3011)

Occupation description:  Diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, such as hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Includes helicopter and aircraft engine specialists. Excludes Avionics Technician (49-2091).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 1,2041,333 10.713 3043
United States 119,900121,500 1.3160 2,8503,010

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with very high employment opportunities. Read more.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 29.4217.2923.09 28.9335.4642.25
Alaska 31.4921.9526.09 31.1036.5641.65
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 31.9521.9026.06 31.6236.7342.49
Fairbanks North Star Borough 28.8720.7525.14 28.9733.8137.33
Southeast Region 30.7419.4225.54 31.2237.3643.11
Balance of State 32.4124.5027.10 31.2537.5543.72

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
1,261248 19.747.8 36.8
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation186
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation117
UI claimants previously working in occupation53
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 445
Number of job position postings 141
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 3.2

Alaska Licensing Information

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Postsecondary non-degree award Work experience: None On-the-job training: None

Training Resources

Beacon Occupational Health and Safety Services   (Anchorage)
Airport Fueling Safety for Supervisor

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University   (JBER)
Aviation Maintenance AS
Aviation Maintenance BS
Aviation Maintenance BS
Aviation Maintenance Technology Part 65 Certificate
Aviation Security BS

University of Alaska Anchorage   (Anchorage)
Aviation Maintenance - Airframe CT2
Aviation Maintenance - Powerplant CT2
Aviation Maintenance Technology AAS
Aviation Maintenance Technology CT2

University of Alaska Fairbanks, CTC   (Fairbanks)
Airframe CT2
Airframe and Powerplant CT2
Aviation Maintenance AAS