Generally, mechanics make a decent living, earning a median annual salary of $36,600.
But most are paid according to a “flat-rate” system, meaning that they only make money when there is actual work to be done.
Meanwhile, each task only pays a pre-set number of hours, no matter how long it actually takes to complete.
How much does a Air Force mechanic make?
When factoring in bonuses and additional compensation, a Aircraft Mechanic at US Air Force can expect to make an average total pay of $44,987 . See all Aircraft Mechanic salaries to learn how this stacks up in the market.