Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2009

49-2091 Avionics Technicians

Install, inspect, test, adjust, or repair avionics equipment, such as radar, radio, navigation, and missile control systems in aircraft or space vehicles.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation


National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
17,960 3.7 % $24.20 $50,330 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.65 $20.54 $24.31 $28.28 $31.55
Annual Wage (2) $34,640 $42,710 $50,570 $58,820 $65,620


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 6,330 $24.93 $51,850
Support Activities for Air Transportation 4,590 $21.78 $45,300
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,930 $25.12 $52,260
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,370 $27.55 $57,300
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 920 $24.98 $51,970

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,370 $27.55 $57,300
Scientific Research and Development Services 70 $27.44 $57,080
Technical and Trade Schools 290 $25.19 $52,390
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,930 $25.12 $52,260
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 920 $24.98 $51,970


State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all States with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Kansas 740 $23.48 $48,840 0.548
Alabama 960 $25.00 $52,000 0.513
Georgia 1,500 $23.95 $49,810 0.385
Arkansas 390 $18.71 $38,930 0.344
Connecticut 520 $28.85 $60,000 0.316

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Hawaii 50 $29.20 $60,740 0.091
Connecticut 520 $28.85 $60,000 0.316
Nevada 60 $27.84 $57,900 0.048
Alaska 70 $27.39 $56,970 0.225
New Jersey 130 $27.10 $56,370 0.033


Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest published employment concentrations and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all Metropolitan areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Savannah, GA 460 $25.10 $52,200 3.095
Wichita, KS 690 $23.53 $48,950 2.321
Great Falls, MT 40 (8) (8) 1.158
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 370 $18.57 $38,620 1.128
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 420 $28.85 $60,000 1.016

Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Employment per thousand workers
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 80 $30.53 $63,490 0.067
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 150 $30.09 $62,580 0.291
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 70 $29.93 $62,260 0.015
Honolulu, HI 50 $29.56 $61,490 0.117
Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN 90 $29.41 $61,180 0.093


About May 2009 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2009 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2009 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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Last Modified Date: May 14, 2010