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Operational Test Mechanic Salary
in San Diego, California

$66,543 (USD)

Average Salary

$32/hr

Average Hourly

$1,278

Average Bonus

Last updated: July 18, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for an Operational Test Mechanic is $66,543 a year and $32 an hour in San Diego, California, United States. The average salary range for an Operational Test Mechanic is between $48,131 and $81,776. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in San Diego, California.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Conducts final operational testing and troubleshooting of entire electrical, hydraulic, oxygen, pneumatic, fuel, surface control and rigging systems, and component parts installed in aircraft, under simulated flight conditions, according to blueprints, diagrams, engineering documents, and specifications, using precision instruments and test equipment: locates and disassembles structural, mechanical, electrical, or other parts and assemblies to facilitate testing, using blueprints, diagrams, handtools, and power tools.
  • Attaches fittings, clamps, lines, and hoses to test equipment, such as hydraulic test bench, pressure or vacuum test cart, and fuel quantity calibration equipment, and connects test equipment to system components to be tested.
  • Operates test consoles, test equipment, and aircraft controls, or observes operation of system components, such as control surfaces and landing gear, being operated by other workers to determine system performance under simulated flight conditions.
  • Communicates with other workers during system checkout, using radio headset or other communication device.
  • Operates steering cart or aircraft controls to move aircraft.
  • Interprets and analyzes test results to diagnose malfunctions.
  • Adjusts, replaces, or repairs defective components, or documents rework to be completed by others.
  • Records operational test and rework information.
  • Fabricates test aids as required.
  • May perform operational testing of specific electrical, mechanical, or other aircraft system and be designated checkout mechanic, hydraulic and rigging.
Operational Test Mechanic Job Prevalence in San Diego, California, United States

Job family: Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers

Job family population: 537,500

Estimated population of Operational Test Mechanic jobs: 1,140

Rate of error: 0.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$77,141
5 Year Change:
16 %

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About San Diego, California

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Description: San Diego (, Spanish: [san ˈdjeɣo]; Spanish for "Saint Didacus") is a city in the U.S. state of California. It is in San Diego County, on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California, approximately 120 miles (190 km) south of Los Angeles and immediately adjacent to the border with Mexico. With an estimated population of 1,419,516 as of July 1, 2017, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest in California. It is part of the San Diego–Tijuana conurbation, the second-largest transborder agglomeration between the U.S. and a bordering country after Detroit–Windsor, with a population...

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Salary Recap

The average pay for an Operational Test Mechanic is $66,543 a year and $32 an hour in San Diego, California, United States. The average salary range for an Operational Test Mechanic is between $48,131 and $81,776. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in San Diego, California.

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