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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2019

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)
21,750 7.3 % $32.20 $66,970 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.40 $25.79 $31.59 $38.86 $46.70
Annual Wage (2) $40,350 $53,650 $65,700 $80,840 $97,150


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 8,450 1.62 $36.04 $74,960
Support Activities for Air Transportation 6,120 2.68 $26.74 $55,620
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,560 0.08 $28.73 $59,760
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,170 0.29 $29.87 $62,140
Scientific Research and Development Services 430 0.06 $36.33 $75,570

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 6,120 2.68 $26.74 $55,620
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 8,450 1.62 $36.04 $74,960
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,170 0.29 $29.87 $62,140
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 220 0.21 $25.51 $53,050
Technical and Trade Schools 230 0.17 $31.48 $65,480

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 110 (7) $41.91 $87,170
Scientific Research and Development Services 430 0.06 $36.33 $75,570
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 8,450 1.62 $36.04 $74,960
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 80 0.01 $34.04 $70,800
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 150 0.01 $33.51 $69,700


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)
Washington 3,180 0.96 6.46 $40.36 $83,940
Texas 2,970 0.24 1.62 $30.82 $64,110
Florida 2,260 0.26 1.74 $27.88 $58,000
California 1,620 0.09 0.63 $36.41 $75,740
Georgia 1,490 0.33 2.26 $30.69 $63,830




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)
Washington 3,180 0.96 6.46 $40.36 $83,940
Kansas 970 0.70 4.72 $30.09 $62,590
Alabama 960 0.48 3.27 (8) (8)
Alaska 120 0.38 2.56 $33.75 $70,200
Oklahoma 540 0.33 2.24 (8) (8)




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 3,180 0.96 6.46 $40.36 $83,940
Hawaii 100 0.16 1.09 $38.33 $79,720
California 1,620 0.09 0.63 $36.41 $75,740
Maryland 610 0.23 1.53 $35.63 $74,100
Missouri 280 0.10 0.67 $35.47 $73,780





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)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,990 1.48 9.98 (8) (8)
Wichita, KS 820 2.69 18.16 $30.35 $63,130
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 760 0.28 1.88 $32.02 $66,600
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 700 0.26 1.79 $26.54 $55,190
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 540 0.17 1.15 $35.14 $73,100
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 530 0.09 0.58 $35.39 $73,620
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 470 0.05 0.33 $33.48 $69,630
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 390 0.16 1.06 $43.86 $91,240
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 360 0.17 1.16 $28.33 $58,920
Oklahoma City, OK 360 0.57 3.82 $25.90 $53,880




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 820 2.69 18.16 $30.35 $63,130
New Bern, NC 70 1.65 11.17 $29.49 $61,340
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 2,990 1.48 9.98 (8) (8)
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 310 1.39 9.39 $28.89 $60,090
Killeen-Temple, TX 110 0.81 5.46 $31.04 $64,570
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 70 0.62 4.21 $29.03 $60,390
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 150 0.59 3.96 $30.41 $63,250
Hagerstown-Martinsburg, MD-WV 60 0.58 3.93 $34.63 $72,030
Oklahoma City, OK 360 0.57 3.82 $25.90 $53,880
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 150 0.56 3.77 $22.53 $46,850




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)
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 390 0.16 1.06 $43.86 $91,240
Bakersfield, CA 50 0.15 1.04 $41.30 $85,900
Lafayette, LA 70 0.34 2.33 $40.26 $83,740
Urban Honolulu, HI 100 0.22 1.47 $38.35 $79,780
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 30 0.03 0.19 $36.61 $76,150
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 530 0.09 0.58 $35.39 $73,620
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 180 0.15 1.03 $35.31 $73,450
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 540 0.17 1.15 $35.14 $73,100
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 190 0.07 0.45 $34.86 $72,510
Springfield, MA-CT 90 0.26 1.78 $34.82 $72,430

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 330 3.78 25.50 $38.17 $79,400

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 330 3.78 25.50 $38.17 $79,400

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)
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 330 3.78 25.50 $38.17 $79,400
North Texas Region of Texas nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $22.92 $47,660


About May 2019 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 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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 2019 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2019 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2020