Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors

National Occupation Code (NOC): 7315  ยท  Browse All Occupations

Aircraft mechanics maintain, repair, overhaul, modify and test aircraft structural, mechanical and hydraulic systems. Aircraft inspectors inspect aircraft and aircraft systems following manufacture, modification, maintenance, repair or overhaul. Aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors are employed by aircraft manufacturing, maintenance, repair and overhaul establishments, and by airlines and other aircraft operators.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Aero-engine Mechanic
  • Aero-engine Technician
  • Aircraft Accessories Mechanic
  • Aircraft Accessories Overhaul Mechanic
  • Aircraft Accessories Overhaul Technician
  • Aircraft Accessories Repairer
  • Aircraft Accessories Repairman/woman
  • Aircraft Body Repairer
  • Aircraft Composite And Sheet Metal Repairer
  • Aircraft Engine Accessories Overhaul Mechanic
  • Aircraft Engine Inspector
  • Aircraft Engine Mechanic
  • Aircraft Engine Mechanical Systems Overhaul Inspector
  • Aircraft Engine Mechanical Systems Technician
  • Aircraft Engine Overhaul Inspector
  • Aircraft Engine Overhaul Mechanic
  • Aircraft Engine Repair And Overhaul Mechanic
  • Aircraft Engine Technician
  • Aircraft Engine Tester
  • Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Technician
  • Aircraft Hydraulics Inspector
  • Aircraft Hydraulics Mechanic
  • Aircraft Hydraulics Shop Technician
  • Aircraft Hydraulics Technician
  • Aircraft Hydraulics Tester
  • Aircraft Inspector
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) (except Avionics)
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (except Avionics)
  • Aircraft Maintenance Mechanic Apprentice
  • Aircraft Maintenance Technician
  • Aircraft Mechanic
  • Aircraft Mechanic Experimental
  • Aircraft Mechanic Learner
  • Aircraft Mechanical And Fuel Systems Overhaul And Repair Mechanic
  • Aircraft Mechanical Systems Flight Tests Inspector
  • Aircraft Mechanical Systems Inspector
  • Aircraft Mechanical Systems Junior Mechanic
  • Aircraft Mechanical Systems Maintenance Technician
  • Aircraft Mechanical Systems Mechanic
  • Aircraft Mechanical Systems Modification Mechanic
  • Aircraft Mechanical Systems Preflight Mechanic
  • Aircraft Mechanical Systems Repair And Overhaul Inspector
  • Aircraft Mechanical Systems Repair Inspector
  • Aircraft Mechanical Systems Repair Shop Inspector
  • Aircraft Mechanical Systems Technician
  • Aircraft Plumbing And Hydraulics Mechanic
  • Aircraft Power Plant Mechanic
  • Aircraft Propeller Inspector
  • Aircraft Propeller Systems Technician
  • Aircraft Propulsion Technician
  • Aircraft Reciprocating Engine Technician
  • Aircraft Repair And Overhaul Inspector
  • Aircraft Repair Shop Inspector
  • Aircraft Rotory Mechanical Systems Technician
  • Aircraft Safety Systems Mechanic
  • Aircraft Sheet Metal Technician
  • Aircraft Skin Repairer
  • Aircraft Structural Repair Technician
  • Aircraft Structural Technician
  • Aircraft Systems Inspector
  • Airframe Mechanic
  • AME (aircraft Maintenance Engineer) (except Avionics)
  • Apprentice Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME)
  • Apprentice Aircraft Mechanical Systems Mechanic
  • Apprentice AME (aircraft Maintenance Engineer)
  • Aviation Maintenance Inspector
  • Aviation Mechanical Component Shop Technician
  • Certified Aircraft Technician
  • Composite Repair Technician - Aircraft
  • Engine Accessories Overhaul Mechanic
  • Experimental Aircraft Mechanic
  • Flight Line Mechanic
  • Flight Test Aircraft Mechanic
  • Flight Test Inspector
  • Gas Turbine Engine Mechanic
  • Helicopter Mechanic
  • Helicopter Mechanical Systems Inspector
  • Mechanical Systems Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME)
  • Preflight Mechanic
  • Propulsion Technician
  • Rotorcraft Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME)
  • Rotorcraft Maintenance Engineer
  • Rotorcraft Mechanical Systems Technician
  • Structural Repair Technician
  • Structures Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME)
  • Structures Mechanic
  • Aircraft Gas Turbine Engine Technician
  • Aircraft Hydraulics Mechanic
  • Aircraft Inspector
  • Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) (except Avionics)
  • Aircraft Mechanic
  • Aircraft Repair And Overhaul Inspector
  • Aircraft Repair Shop Inspector
  • Aircraft Structural Repair Technician
  • Aircraft Systems Inspector
  • Aviation Mechanical Component Shop Technician
  • Certified Aircraft Technician
  • Flight Test Inspector
  • AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES TECHNICIAN

Median Income by Education

The following table details the median income for various education levels for aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors.

Education Level Median Income
No certificate, diploma or degree N/A
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate $80,015
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma $75,714
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma $79,303
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level $91,137
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above $78,336
Total: Highest certificate, diploma or degree $79,488
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

Median Income by Gender

The following table details median income by gender for aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors.

Gender Median Income
Male $79,488
Female $80,130
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Extracted Salary Information (1 samples)

The following salary data has been extracted from job posts indexed on this website over the last year for aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors.

$35,100.00
Lowest Observed
$35,100.00
Highest Observed
$35,100.00
25th Percentile
$35,100.00
Average
$35,100.00
Median
$35,100.00
75th Percentile

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Regional Employment Participation by Age Group

This chart and accompanying table outlines regional employment participation by age group for aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors

Age Group Employed Individuals
15 to 24 years 40
25 to 34 years 155
35 to 44 years 180
45 to 54 years 320
55 to 64 years 350
65 to 74 years 60
75 years and over 10
Total 1,105
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Employment Type

This chart outlines regional employment participation by employment type for aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors. Hover over a pie section to see the associated employment type, or refer to the table below.

Employment Type Employed Individuals
Full Time 275
Part Time 850
Total 1,135
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Gender

This chart outlines regional employment participation by gender for aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors. Hover over a pie section to see the associated gender, or refer to the table below.

Gender Employed Individuals
Male 1,045
Female 65
Total 1,105
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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Regional Employment Participation by Class of Worker

This chart outlines regional employment participation by class of worker for aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors. Hover over a pie section to see the associated class, or refer to the table below.

Class Employed Individuals
Employee 1,105
Self Employed 0
Total 1,105
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Labour Force Status

This chart outlines regional employment participation by labour force status for aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors. Hover over a pie section to see the associated labour status, or refer to the table below.

Labour Status Individuals
Employed 1,070
Unemployed 35
Total 1,105
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for labour force aged 15 and over in private households.

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Regional Employment Participation by Education Level

This chart outlines regional employment participation by education level for aircraft mechanics and aircraft inspectors. Hover over a pie section to see the associated education level, or refer to the table below.

Education Level Individuals
No certificate, diploma or degree 30
Secondary (high) school diploma or equivalency certificate 135
Apprenticeship or trades certificate or diploma 135
College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma 535
University certificate or diploma below bachelor level 60
University certificate, diploma or degree at bachelor level or above 235
Total 1,135
Data source: Statistics Canada 2016 Census of Population. Custom tabulation for population aged 15 and over who worked in 2015 and reported employment income in 2015.

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