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After graduation, vehicle and aircraft mechanics graduates typically earn high salaries compared to the national average. Top earners make $99,517, while the bottom 20% make closer to $29,867. The median grad salary is $54,519.

Vehicle and Aircraft Mechanics graduate salaries over time

The typical early career salary for someone with a bachelor’s degree in vehicle and aircraft mechanics is $45,952, and within five years of graduation, this average salary goes up to $56,725.

This chart maps the average workforce wage by years of experience:

Wage ($USD)

Wage Range Median Wage

Years of work experience

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