High-Demand for Aviation Technicians in Oklahoma


Nationwide, the job outlook is good for Aviation Technicians. The 2020 median pay was $32.06 and job growth through 2030 is higher than average. However, the outlook is even better in Oklahoma.

According to the Oklahoma Aeronautics Commision, Oklahoma is one of 7 centers in the world for aircraft maintenance, repir, and overhaul. With the largest military aircraft repair facility in the world and over 100 airports, it is easy to see why aerospace and aviation is the second-largest industry in Oklahoma.

AMT student, J, works on the ignition of a T-28


Aircraft Maintenance Technology is an in-demand field. Canadian Valley Technology Center’s FFA-approved 20-month AMT program can get you into a new career fast! You can earn your FAA mechanics certificate with airframe and powerplant (A&P) ratings. Program graduates have high earning potential immediately after program completion.

The following chart shows hourly starting pay range for A&P Mechanics for several local companies:

SkyWest $21-36
American Airlines $33
United Airlines $19-47
Textron Aviation (KS) $24

Other companies such as AAR (OKC), Tinker Air Force Base, VP Aviation Services (multiple locations in the US), and Northrop Grumman (TX) are always looking to hire eager and qualified candidates who have successfully completed AMT program.

CV Tech AMT students work on various aircraft and systems

Our AMT program is affordable to all and qualifies for full GI Bill benefits. All veterans are eligible for free tuition. Additionally, if you are under age 24 and live within our district, you could qualify for free tuition through our Next Step Scholarship. We have openings for our August 2022 class and are currently accepting applications. To learn more about our AMT program, click here. To learn more about placement testing and enrollment, please contact the El Reno Campus AMT counselor to learn more.

Kristi Stephens
El Reno Campus Counselor
(405) 422-2252

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