Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2013

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
Geographic 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)
17,310 4.4 % $27.38 $56,940 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.76 $22.81 $26.92 $32.91 $38.25
Annual Wage (2) $36,950 $47,450 $55,990 $68,460 $79,560


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 (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 5,990 1.19 $29.59 $61,550
Support Activities for Air Transportation 4,720 2.85 $24.50 $50,950
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,900 0.09 $26.39 $54,890
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,470 0.35 $32.23 $67,040
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 520 0.04 $30.86 $64,180

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Air Transportation 4,720 2.85 $24.50 $50,950
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 5,990 1.19 $29.59 $61,550
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 340 0.88 $29.53 $61,420
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,470 0.35 $32.23 $67,040
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 300 0.30 $24.80 $51,580

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,470 0.35 $32.23 $67,040
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $31.83 $66,210
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 520 0.04 $30.86 $64,180
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 5,990 1.19 $29.59 $61,550
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 340 0.88 $29.53 $61,420


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

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





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 1,720 0.12 0.90 $30.98 $64,440
Texas 1,540 0.14 1.08 $22.51 $46,830
Georgia 1,170 0.30 2.32 $25.68 $53,420
Florida 1,040 0.14 1.07 $25.19 $52,400
Alabama 1,030 0.56 4.27 $27.13 $56,440




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas 740 0.56 4.27 $30.29 $63,010
Alabama 1,030 0.56 4.27 $27.13 $56,440
Georgia 1,170 0.30 2.32 $25.68 $53,420
Alaska 100 0.30 2.33 $32.63 $67,870
Oklahoma 450 0.29 2.19 $24.10 $50,140




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 90 0.15 1.16 $34.33 $71,410
Alaska 100 0.30 2.33 $32.63 $67,870
California 1,720 0.12 0.90 $30.98 $64,440
Kansas 740 0.56 4.27 $30.29 $63,010
Louisiana 290 0.15 1.19 $29.90 $62,200





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wichita, KS 700 2.47 18.93 $30.91 $64,300
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 630 0.16 1.22 $28.98 $60,280
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 500 0.21 1.64 $25.82 $53,700
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 450 0.49 3.76 $16.59 $34,500
Huntsville, AL 450 2.12 16.24 $27.46 $57,120
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 390 0.18 1.37 $24.62 $51,200
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 310 0.24 1.82 $31.74 $66,020
Oklahoma City, OK 290 0.49 3.77 $24.93 $51,850
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 290 0.16 1.21 $27.52 $57,250
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 260 0.05 0.38 $27.52 $57,240




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wichita, KS 700 2.47 18.93 $30.91 $64,300
Huntsville, AL 450 2.12 16.24 $27.46 $57,120
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 200 1.71 13.09 $22.81 $47,440
Vallejo-Fairfield, CA 80 0.68 5.24 $27.10 $56,360
Fayetteville, NC 70 0.58 4.43 $22.16 $46,100
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 80 0.55 4.24 $24.43 $50,820
Greensboro-High Point, NC 190 0.54 4.13 $21.69 $45,110
Oklahoma City, OK 290 0.49 3.77 $24.93 $51,850
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 450 0.49 3.76 $16.59 $34,500
Tucson, AZ 160 0.46 3.49 $26.90 $55,940




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 30 0.03 0.20 $34.82 $72,430
Honolulu, HI 90 0.20 1.53 $34.61 $71,990
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 310 0.24 1.82 $31.74 $66,020
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 220 0.06 0.46 $31.68 $65,900
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 160 0.12 0.95 $31.60 $65,730
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 30 0.34 2.57 $31.46 $65,440
Lafayette, LA 50 0.32 2.47 $31.39 $65,280
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 60 0.06 0.47 $31.07 $64,630
Wichita, KS 700 2.47 18.93 $30.91 $64,300
St. Louis, MO-IL 140 0.11 0.86 $28.99 $60,310

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 240 2.92 22.38 (8) (8)
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 200 1.15 8.84 $26.05 $54,190
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 200 1.55 11.88 $22.01 $45,790
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 170 0.79 6.08 $23.78 $49,470
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 1.96 $27.15 $56,480

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 240 2.92 22.38 (8) (8)
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 200 1.55 11.88 $22.01 $45,790
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 200 1.15 8.84 $26.05 $54,190
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 170 0.79 6.08 $23.78 $49,470
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 1.96 $27.15 $56,480

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $31.04 $64,570
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.26 1.96 $27.15 $56,480
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 200 1.15 8.84 $26.05 $54,190
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 170 0.79 6.08 $23.78 $49,470
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 200 1.55 11.88 $22.01 $45,790


About May 2013 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

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

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. 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.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2013 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2013 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: April 1, 2014