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Wind Tunnel Mechanic Salary

$46,146 (USD)

Average Salary

$22/hr

Average Hourly

$711

Average Bonus

Last updated: December 15, 2019

The average pay for a Wind Tunnel Mechanic is $46,146 a year and $22 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Wind Tunnel Mechanic is between $34,270 and $56,052. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Description:
  • Constructs, modifies, maintains, and services wind and propulsion tunnel research facilities used to test models of aircraft components, utilizing knowledge of engineering test methods and procedures, using handtools, power tools, machines, and equipment: installs and aligns mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic test equipment and models on support structures, using handtools, power tools, and precision instruments.
  • Installs instrumentation, such as thermocouples and pressure taps, on model and test equipment.
  • Inspects test setup and operates equipment to detect and correct malfunctions.
  • Maintains instrumentation equipment and accessories, such as pressure valves, icing indicators, drive units, spray units, and pumps.
  • Confers with engineering and other personnel during testing and modifies model, test support structure, or test equipment as directed.
Wind Tunnel Mechanic Job Prevalence in the United States

Job family: Industrial Machinery Mechanics

Job family population: 362,440

Estimated population of Wind Tunnel Mechanic jobs: 83,622

Rate of error: 0.9%

Estimated salary in 2024:
$53,496
5 Year Change:
16 %
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Wind Tunnel Mechanic Job Listings for United States

Department Head of Mechanical Engineering
Dec 11
Richardson, TX, USA
University of Texas at Dallas
... wind tunnel. The undergraduate curriculum is expressly tailored to meet the needs of the modem ... mechanical engineer, providing instruction in traditional and contemporary areas such as energy ...
Mechanical Machine Design Engineer
Nov 25
us
ResourceTek, LLC
The selected Mechanical Engineer will have 5+ years of experience in the design of machinery or ... Typical projects include wind tunnel equipment, rocket and jet engine test stands. Responsibilities
Automotive Technician
Dec 2
Dearborn, MI, USA
OpTech
Wind Tunnel Mechanical Engineer - Allen Park , MI Description Overview: · The Engineer will be responsible for wind tunnel related projects, providing engineering guidance, and assisting operators ...
Project Manager
Nov 25
Columbia, MO, USA
QuesTec Mechanical
... tunnels and basins · Able and comfortable climbing ladders to access floors and roofs as needed ... moisture, wind, sun, water, high-voltage electrical currents, flammable materials/gases, high ...
Project Manager
Nov 25
us
QuesTec Mechanical
... tunnels and basins * Able and comfortable climbing ladders to access floors and roofs as needed ... moisture, wind, sun, water, high-voltage electrical currents, flammable materials/gases, high ...

The average pay for a Wind Tunnel Mechanic is $46,146 a year and $22 an hour in the United States. The average salary range for a Wind Tunnel Mechanic is between $34,270 and $56,052. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in the United States.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Department Head of Mechanical Engineering
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The selected Mechanical Engineer will have 5+ years of experience in the design of machinery or ... Typical projects include wind tunnel equipment, rocket and jet engine test stands. Responsibilities
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