The number of people working as Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (in their main job) fell over the past 5 years and is expected to stay about the same over the next 5 years:
from 10,900 in 2018 to 11,000 by 2023.
Job openings can come from new jobs being created, but most come from turnover (workers leaving).
There are likely to be around 2,000 job openings over 5 years (that's about 400 a year).
- Size: This is a medium sized occupation.
- Unemployment: Unemployment was below average in 2018.
- Location: Aircraft Maintenance Engineers work in many parts of Australia. New South Wales and Queensland have a large share of workers.
- Industries: Most work in Transport, Postal and Warehousing; Public Administration and Safety; and Manufacturing.
- Earnings: Full-time workers on an adult wage earn around $1,890 per week (higher than the average of $1,460). Earnings tend to be lower when starting out and higher as experience grows.
- Full-time: Most work full-time (94%, much higher than the average of 66%).
- Hours: Full-time workers spend around 43 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
- Age: The average age is 40 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
- Gender: 3% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).
Employers found it hard to fill vacancies for Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (Avionics/Mechanical) in 2018. Find out more in the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business latest report on Aircraft Maintenance Engineers (Avionics/Mechanical).