Job Description: Maintain electrical and instrument systems, including power generation, conversion, and distribution systems, aircraft batteries, and interior and exterior lighting; and maintain electrical control of aircraft systems, including hydraulic, landing gear, flight control, utility, and power plant engine, flight and non-instrument-type indicating and warning systems, automatic flight control and stabilization systems, aircraft compass systems, attitude reference systems, and inertial navigation systems.

  • Branch Branch: Navy
  • Ratings Average Rating:
  • Desinnation Designation: AE
  • Average Required Test Average Salary: $40,312
  • Entry Type Entry Type: Enlisted
  • Required Test ASVAB:
  • Degree Degree: High School or GED
  • Age Age: 17-39
  • Citizen Citizen: U.S. or Permanent Resident
  • Category Category: Aviation
Average Age
28 Average Age
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4,447 Number Employed
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7.0 YearsAverage Employment


Pros: Helicopters rule

Cons: Work 12 hours a day

Location: Guam


Hard to be a good AE but if you have drive and a good brain this shits easy af. Is it the best aviation rating? No, Aw does literally 0 work and just gets to ride in the bird everywhere. AM work their dicks off so fuck that. AD is pretty easy. Shits either good or bad. No in between no troubleshooting anything. AZ is good if you want to just do paperwork all day and never actually wrench on anything. Never leave the nice ac in the summer or the heat in the winter. If you get AT well you’ll be good at swapping boxes.