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Aircraft Engineer Salary – Salaries for Aircraft Maintenance Engineers

September 28, 2019


Hello, my name is Ben Lovegrove and in this
video I’m going to talk about the salaries that aircraft engineers can expect in various
countries around the globe. I’ll describe the salary range you can expect
from junior to senior engineer in the countries where jobs are plentiful. Then I’ll conclude this video with a few tips
on how to get started on your career. Aircraft or aerospace engineers are essential
to the aviation and aerospace industries. Every aircraft that flies, whether it’s a
flying club’s Cessna 152, a private jet, an Airbus A380, or a F-35 Lightning requires
aircraft engineers to keep it flying. All aircraft, large or small, simple or complex,
require qualified engineers who carry out the mandatory checks and maintenance on the
airframe, engines, and instruments. These checks and scheduled maintenance may
be prompted by time periods or the number of hours an aircraft has spent in the air. As well as servicing existing aircraft, aerospace
engineers may also be employed to research, design, and test new aircraft, missiles, satellites,
and spacecraft. Unmanned aircraft fly without a pilot aboard
but no aircraft can fly without an engineer to build, service, and maintain it. Pay and benefits are commensurate with experience
and responsibilities, and aircraft engineering is no exception. The following figures are averages collected
in late 2018. They are base salaries so they don’t include
any bonuses, overtime, or profit shares that may be offered. This is an important point to remember because
such extras can make a significant difference to your take-home pay. Australia, AU$48,000 rising to AU$120,000
Australian Dollars. Canada, C$40,000 rising to C$93,000 Canadian
Dollars. Dubai, AED 110,000 rising to AED 585,000 Arab
Emirate Dirhams. Egypt, EGP 49,000 rising to EGP 1,184,000
Egyptian Pounds. Germany, €24,000 rising to €77,000 Euros. India, Rs 207,000 rising to Rs 2,345,000 Rupees. Ireland, €23,000 rising to €71,000 Euros. Malaysia, RM 21,600 rising to RM 236,000 Ringgits. New Zealand, NZ$41,000 rising to  NZ$100,000
New Zealand Dollars. South Africa, R148,000 rising to R595,000
Rand. United Kingdom, £22,000 rising to £60,000
Pounds Sterling. United States, $29,000 rising to $108,000
US Dollars. How to become a licenced Aircraft Engineer
or Technician. The safety of aircraft and therefore the lives
of passengers and crew rely upon the expertise of engineers. So the training and qualifications are demanding.
You’ll need a strong technical aptitude and attention to detail. There are several grades of engineers; for
example, Ramp or Line Maintenance Mechanics who service existing aircraft, replacing parts,
and carrying out routine maintenance. Then there are Base Technicians who carry
out overhauls on older or more complex aircraft. Then there are the categories associated with
the various aircraft types; fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft. So the candidate has to choose which aircraft
type interests them and therefore which path of training and certification they want to
follow. Candidates who are still at school should
focus on chemistry, physics and mathematics. They should then aim for a foundation degree,
or a degree in aerospace engineering, avionics, or a related subject, The college or university might be able to
provide you with on the job training as part of the course. Alternatively, you could work your way up
by starting as an apprentice engineer with an airline or commercial aviation business. As your skills grow and you gain more experience
you can study for licensing and certification for you chosen aircraft type. As your career progresses you can specialise
in an area; becoming an expert in aerodynamics, fuel efficiency, space technology, or investigating
air accidents. Alternatively, you can gain the necessary
experience and certifications by joining one of the armed forces. One thing is for certain;
as long as the aviation industry remains buoyant there will be demand for aircraft engineers. And if you’re a specialist the demand and
the rewards will be higher. Thanks for watching. If you found anything
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