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Eastern shops giving raises this year dropped 16
points to 73%, but the average expected increase was
about the same, 5.4%, down just .3. The percentage of
shops giving incentive pay was also about the same,
up 2 to 48%, as was the incentive amount, $2,864, up
roughly $400.
The changes in employee benefits were more
Shop and labor rates
dramatic. In the West, the percentage of shops offering
In every region except one, every category of shop
life insurance jumped to 50% from 29% in 2019. Family
and labor rates increased. In the Central region, the
health insurance remained the same, 50%, but individual
service rate fell 20 cents to $102.59, and engineering, at
health dropped to 71% from 82%. Dental climbed 4 to
ROFILE OF AIRCRAFT
MAINTAINED
(%
of
Shops)
$105.96, lost $1.37. All of the
54%; retirement dropped 7 to
other
categories
increased,
and
57%; and flight training also
98%
100
BUSINESS
GROWTH
BUSINESS
GROWTH:
U.S.
EAST
REGION
all of85%
the raises were counted
dropped 7 to 32%.
Within
the
next
12
months,
you
expect
your
business
to:
with
fewer
than
100
pennies.
Employee benefits in the
80
Only 68% of shops
in the
Central region showed the
63%
58% gave raises
60
Central region
usual annual variations,
with the exception of health
this year, down from 83%
40
Remain
insurance. Individual was
last year, but the increase
the Same
down 9 to 70%, and family
remained the same, 5%. Shops
20
35
%
was down 15 to 51%. Life
giving incentive pay dropped
50%
Increase
10 to 35%, but the incentive
insurance was up 3 to 41%;
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remained
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$2,792.
retirement was down 6 to
In the West, the four shop49%; and flight training
Decrea
s
e
rate categories - service,
climbed 1 to 35%.
15%
install, engineering and
Medical insurance also
instrument - reported roundposted the biggest changes
number increases of $5, with
in the East. Individual health
instrument up $8. Bench,
climbed 9 to 70%, family
install, and instrument labor rates, both starting and
gained 9 points to 58%, and dental lost 7 to 40%. Life
top, increased less than a dollar, except for starting
insurance lost 1 to 35%; retirements lost 8 to 50%; and
bench, which remained the same at $24.33, and starting
flight training climbed 6 points at 20%.
instrument, which increased $3.13 to $25.13.
Receiving sufficient responses for a viable report,
Only 57% of Western respondents gave raises in 2020,
Canada returned to this year's AEA Rate & Labor Survey.
down from 83% the previous year, and the average
Half of them planned to raise shop rates an average of
increase dropped 2 to 5%. Only a quarter of responding
5.4%, and half of them expected their business to remain
shops offered incentive pay, down from 57% in 2019,
the same in the coming year. A third expected business to
decrease, with 19% expecting an increase. Employees at
but the average expected incentive was more than
44% of them received a 5.3% raise this year, and 13% of
double, $5,142 up from $1,750.
In the East, in round numbers, shop rates increased from
shops offered incentive pay, with an average amount of
less than a dollar, for engineering at $108.81, to almost
$6,250 (Canadian, of course). q
$10 for service, $108.05, and instrument, $110.94. Install
was in the middle, up about $5 to $100.26. All the starting
and top labor rates posted small increases except the
AEA members can download the 2020 AEA Rate &
starting bench rate, which fell less than a dollar to $18.59.
Labor Survey at aea.net with a member login.
2 points to 98%; turboprops were down 7 to 85%; jets
slid 5 to 58%; and rotorcraft fell 8 to 63%. The Central
region returned the annual up and down variation, with
the exception of jets, which dropped 15 points to 57%.
Pistons climbed 2 to 95%; turboprops dropped 2 to 84%;
and rotorcraft climbed 6 to 65%.

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