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Aircraft Mechanic Average Salary in Germany 2023

How much money does an Aircraft Mechanic make in Germany?

Average Monthly Salary
1,840 EUR
( 22,100 EUR yearly)


A person working as an Aircraft Mechanic in Germany typically earns around 1,840 EUR per month. Salaries range from 850 EUR (lowest) to 2,930 EUR (highest).

This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Aircraft Mechanic salaries vary drastically based on experience, skills, gender, or location. Below you will find a detailed breakdown based on many different criteria.

Aircraft Mechanic Salary Distribution in Germany

Median and salary distribution monthly Germany Aircraft Mechanic
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The median, the maximum, the minimum, and the range

  • Salary Range

    Aircraft Mechanic salaries in Germany range from 850 EUR per month (minimum salary) to 2,930 EUR per month (maximum salary).

  • Median Salary

    The median salary is 1,990 EUR per month, which means that half (50%) of people working as Aircraft Mechanic(s) are earning less than 1,990 EUR while the other half are earning more than 1,990 EUR. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.

  • Percentiles

    Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of Aircraft Mechanic(s) are earning less than 1,280 EUR while 75% of them are earning more than 1,280 EUR. Also from the diagram, 75% of Aircraft Mechanic(s) are earning less than 2,660 EUR while 25% are earning more than 2,660 EUR.

What is the difference between the median and the average salary?

Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary

Aircraft Mechanic Salary Comparison by Years of Experience

How does experience and age affect your pay?

Salary comparison by years of experience monthly Germany Aircraft Mechanic
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The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher your wage. We broke down Aircraft Mechanic salaries by experience level and this is what we found.

An Aircraft Mechanic with less than two years of experience makes approximately 960 EUR per month.

While someone with an experience level between two and five years is expected to earn 1,290 EUR per month, 34% more than someone with less than two year's experience.

Moving forward, an experience level between five and ten years lands a salary of 1,900 EUR per month, 48% more than someone with two to five years of experience.

On average, a person's salary doubles their starting salary by the time they cross the 10 years* experience mark.
* Based on the average change in salary over time. Salary variations differ from person to person.

Additionally, Aircraft Mechanic(s) whose expertise span anywhere between ten and fifteen years get a salary equivalent to 2,320 EUR per month, 22% more than someone with five to ten years of experience.

If the experience level is between fifteen and twenty years, then the expected wage is 2,530 EUR per month, 9% more than someone with ten to fifteen years of experience.

Lastly, employees with more than twenty years of professional experience get a salary of 2,730 EUR per month, 8% more than people with fifteen to twenty years of experience.

Aircraft Mechanic average salary change by experience in Germany

0 - 2 Years
960 EUR
2 - 5 Years+34%
1,290 EUR
5 - 10 Years+48%
1,900 EUR
10 - 15 Years+22%
2,320 EUR
15 - 20 Years+9%
2,530 EUR
20+ Years+8%
2,730 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Progress for Most Careers

Salary Comparison By Experience Level
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Aircraft Mechanic Salary Comparison By Education

How do education levels affect salaries?

Displayed below is the average salary difference between different Aircraft Mechanic(s) who have the same experience but different education levels.

Salary comparison by education level monthly Germany Aircraft Mechanic
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We all know that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We broke down Aircraft Mechanic salaries by education level in order to make a comparison.

When the education level is Certificate or Diploma, the average salary of an Aircraft Mechanic is 1,120 EUR per month.

While someone with a Bachelor's Degree gets a salary of 2,160 EUR per month, 93% more than someone having a Certificate or Diploma degree.

Aircraft Mechanic average salary difference by education level in Germany

Certificate or Diploma
1,120 EUR
Bachelor's Degree+93%
2,160 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Typical Salary Difference by Education for Most Careers

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Aircraft Mechanic Salary Comparison By Gender

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Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male Aircraft Mechanic employees in Germany earn 6% more than their female counterparts on average.

1,900 EUR
1,790 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

Salary Comparison By Gender in Germany for all Careers

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Aircraft Mechanic Average Annual Salary Increment Percentage in Germany

How much are annual salary increments in Germany for Aircraft Mechanic(s)? How often do employees get salary raises?

Aircraft Mechanic

Aircraft Mechanic(s) in Germany are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 10% every 15 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 8% granted to employees every 16 months.

Annual Salary Increment Rate Germany Aircraft Mechanic
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The figures provided here are averages of numbers. Those figures should be taken as general guidelines. Salary increments will vary from person to person and depend on many factors, but your performance and contribution to the success of the organization remain the most important factors in determining how much and how often you will be granted a raise.

Germany / All Professions

The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.

How to calculate the salary increment percentage?

The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency

The average salary increase in one year (12 months) in Germany is 6%.

Annual Increment Rate By Industry 2022

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Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Germany for the year 2022. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.

Worldwide Salary Raises: All Countries and All Jobs

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Aircraft Mechanic Bonus and Incentive Rates in Germany

How much and how often are bonuses being awarded?Annual Salary Bonus Rate Germany Aircraft Mechanic
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An Aircraft Mechanic is considered to be a low bonus-based job due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.

65% of surveyed staff reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 35% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.

Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 0% to 4% of their annual salary.

Received Bonus
No Bonus

Types of Bonuses Considered

Individual Performance-Based Bonuses

The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.

Company Performance Bonuses

Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.

Goal-Based Bonuses

Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.

Holiday / End of Year Bonuses

These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.

Bonuses Are Not Commissions!

People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.

What makes a position worthy of good bonuses and a high salary?

The main two types of jobs

Revenue GeneratorsSupporting Cast

Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.

Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.

A graphics designer working for a graphics designing company.

A graphic designer in the marketing department of a hospital.

Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.

Try to work for companies where your skills can generate revenue. We can't all generate revenue and that's perfectly fine.

Bonus Comparison by Seniority Level

Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.

Aircraft Mechanic Average Hourly Wage in Germany

11 EUR per hour

The average hourly wage (pay per hour) in Germany is 11 EUR. This means that the average Aircraft Mechanic in Germany earns approximately 11 EUR for every worked hour.

Hourly Wage = Annual Salary ÷ ( 52 x 5 x 8 )

The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.

Aircraft Mechanic VS Other Jobs

Salary Comparison Between Aircraft Mechanic and Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense monthly Germany
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The average salary for Aircraft Mechanic is 52% less than that of Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense. Also, Airlines / Aviation / Aerospace / Defense salaries are 2% more than those of All Jobs.

Salary comparison with similar jobs

Job TitleAverage Salary
Aeronautical Engineer3,730 EUR+100%
Aerospace Engineer4,540 EUR+150%
Aerospace Technician3,640 EUR+97%
Air Crew Officer2,530 EUR+37%
Air Traffic Assistant2,110 EUR+14%
Air Traffic Controller3,830 EUR+110%
Aircraft Captain6,230 EUR+240%
Aircraft Electrician2,100 EUR+14%
Aircraft Engineer3,770 EUR+100%
Aircraft Fueler1,730 EUR-6%
Aircraft Maintenance Manager5,920 EUR+220%
Aircraft Maintenance Supervisor3,810 EUR+110%
Aircraft Maintenance Technician1,850 EUR+0%
Aircraft Mechanic1,840 EUR-0%
Aircraft Quality Assurance5,230 EUR+180%
Airfield Management Specialist5,530 EUR+200%
Airfield Operations Specialist4,080 EUR+120%
Airline Cabin Crew3,730 EUR+100%
Airline Copilot4,290 EUR+130%
Airlines Sales Manager6,810 EUR+270%
Airlines Structural Assembler1,570 EUR-15%
Airport Services Agent2,590 EUR+40%
Airport Services Manager7,320 EUR+300%
Assistant Aircraft Mechanic1,710 EUR-7%
Aviation Analyst5,050 EUR+170%
Aviation Inspector4,240 EUR+130%
Aviation Manager7,710 EUR+320%
Aviation Operations Controller4,320 EUR+130%
Aviation Resources Manager6,400 EUR+250%
Aviation Safety Manager7,390 EUR+300%
Aviation Safety Officer3,910 EUR+110%
Aviation Technician1,730 EUR-6%
Cargo Executive3,570 EUR+94%
Chief Pilot6,890 EUR+270%
First Officer2,740 EUR+49%
Fleet Management Officer2,670 EUR+45%
Flight Attendant2,590 EUR+40%
Flight Scheduler3,100 EUR+68%
Flight Simulation Engineer3,280 EUR+78%
Freight and Cargo Inspector2,530 EUR+37%
Helicopter Pilot4,070 EUR+120%
Loading Bridge Operator1,580 EUR-14%
Pilot6,510 EUR+250%
Ramp Agent1,640 EUR-11%
Reservations Sales Agent2,030 EUR+10%
Safety and Quality Specialist3,630 EUR+97%
Test Pilot4,670 EUR+150%

Salary Comparison By City

CityAverage Salary
Berlin2,170 EUR
Bremen1,890 EUR
Dortmund1,840 EUR
Dresden1,780 EUR
Dusseldorf2,070 EUR
Essen1,860 EUR
Frankfurt1,960 EUR
Hamburg2,070 EUR
Hannover1,680 EUR
Koln2,070 EUR
Leipzig1,880 EUR
Munchen2,170 EUR
Nurnberg1,650 EUR
Stuttgart2,020 EUR

Government vs Private Sector Salary Comparison

Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Germany earn 5% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.

Private Sector
3,720 EUR
Public Sector+5%
3,900 EUR
Percentage increase and decrease are relative to the previous value

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