Career Details

Quality Control Inspector (Aviation)

Career Overview

A quality control inspector in aviation is responsible for monitoring the quality of the work completed by aviation mechanics.


A quality control inspector will start off as an A & P (Aviation) mechanic. An Airframe and Powerplant degree or certificate or something similar is necessary to work in this position.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$35,000 /yr
$58,000 /yr
$82,000 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Electronics
  • Computer Science
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • Trade-related courses
  • Automotive Repair
Future Outlook

There will likely be strong competition for these positions. Opportunities may differ based on geographical location.

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Work Environment

Quality control inspectors work on airfields and in hangars and are generally employed in the aerospace and air transportation industries. These environments may also be very loud.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

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