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Flight Mechanic Salary
in Chicago, Illinois

$85,021 (USD)

Average Salary

$41/hr

Average Hourly

$2,347

Average Bonus

Last updated: May 21, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Flight Mechanic is $85,021 a year and $41 an hour in Chicago, Illinois, United States. The average salary range for a Flight Mechanic is between $60,372 and $105,176. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Flight Mechanic. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Chicago, Illinois.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Inspects aircraft prior to takeoff for defects, such as fuel or oil leaks and malfunctions in electrical, hydraulic, or pressurization systems, according to preflight checklist, and performs other preflight, in-flight, and post flight inspections, adjustments, and minor repairs to ensure safe and efficient operation of aircraft.
  • Verifies passenger and cargo distribution and amount of fuel to ensure that weight and balance specifications are met.
  • Monitors control panel to verify aircraft performance, and regulates engine speed according to instructions of Commercial Airplane Pilot.
Flight Mechanic Job Prevalence in Chicago, Illinois, United States

Job family: Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers

Job family population: 84,070

Estimated population of Flight Mechanic jobs: 18,479

Rate of error: 4.9%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$98,562
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Skills

Flight Mechanic Job Listings for Chicago, Illinois

AVIONIC MECHANIC (15N) ***MILITARY***
May 8
Chicago, IL, USA
U.S. Army Recruiting -Chicago Batallion
OVERVIEW The avionic mechanic performs maintenance on tactical-communications-security ... Perform maintenance checks on aircraft flight controls, stabilization systems, avionics and ...
WARRANT OFFICER FLIGHT TRAINING
May 8
Chicago, IL, USA
U.S. Army Recruiting -Chicago Batallion
The Warrant Officer Flight Training (WOFT) program is necessarily designed to be rigorous and ... mechanized forces. You will be less suited for civilian relief operations, but you will still be ...
Manufacturing Manager
May 15
Downers Grove, United States
Rexnord Corporation
... mechanical seals, gears and electrical components to commercial air transport markets. Our products are engineered to meet stringent requirements and are specified in engine systems, flight control ...
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