Department of Labor Logo United States Department of Labor
Dot gov

The .gov means it's official.
Federal government websites often end in .gov or .mil. Before sharing sensitive information, make sure you're on a federal government site.

Https

The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Occupational Employment Statistics
PRINT:Print
OES OES Program Links

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018

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)
18,860 3.3 % $31.41 $65,330 1.5 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.20 $25.38 $30.84 $38.11 $45.54
Annual Wage (2) $39,940 $52,790 $64,140 $79,270 $94,710


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 6,220 1.28 $34.84 $72,470
Support Activities for Air Transportation 5,110 2.36 $27.31 $56,810
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,820 0.40 $37.52 $78,040
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,590 0.08 $28.52 $59,330
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,030 0.25 $29.88 $62,150

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 5,110 2.36 $27.31 $56,810
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 6,220 1.28 $34.84 $72,470
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 390 0.86 $27.28 $56,750
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,820 0.40 $37.52 $78,040
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,030 0.25 $29.88 $62,150

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 130 0.01 $39.41 $81,970
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,820 0.40 $37.52 $78,040
Scientific Research and Development Services 470 0.07 $35.55 $73,950
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 6,220 1.28 $34.84 $72,470
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 70 (7) $34.64 $72,050


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 2,320 0.71 5.45 (8) (8)
Florida 1,790 0.21 1.60 $29.68 $61,730
Texas 1,740 0.14 1.10 $27.25 $56,680
Georgia 1,690 0.38 2.95 $32.03 $66,630
California 1,560 0.09 0.70 $33.99 $70,710




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 2,320 0.71 5.45 (8) (8)
Kansas 840 0.61 4.71 $29.10 $60,530
Oklahoma 690 0.43 3.30 $28.25 $58,760
Alabama 750 0.39 2.96 $26.62 $55,370
Georgia 1,690 0.38 2.95 $32.03 $66,630




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Maryland 580 0.22 1.65 $35.15 $73,110
New Jersey 310 0.08 0.59 $34.31 $71,360
Alaska 100 0.30 2.32 $34.17 $71,070
California 1,560 0.09 0.70 $33.99 $70,710
Massachusetts 30 0.01 0.07 $33.75 $70,190





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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 940 0.35 2.69 $33.49 $69,650
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 850 0.24 1.82 $25.92 $53,910
Wichita, KS 690 2.34 17.94 $29.72 $61,820
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 660 0.25 1.94 $29.06 $60,450
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 640 0.11 0.81 $31.78 $66,110
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 510 0.16 1.24 $34.38 $71,510
Oklahoma City, OK 360 0.58 4.43 $25.59 $53,230
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 360 0.15 1.13 $40.52 $84,290
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 330 0.22 1.70 $30.61 $63,670
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 300 0.11 0.82 $31.18 $64,860




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 690 2.34 17.94 $29.72 $61,820
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 180 0.86 6.60 $29.84 $62,070
Tucson, AZ 270 0.73 5.60 $32.07 $66,690
Tulsa, OK 280 0.65 5.00 $32.01 $66,580
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 160 0.62 4.73 $30.27 $62,960
Oklahoma City, OK 360 0.58 4.43 $25.59 $53,230
Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL 150 0.55 4.19 $20.55 $42,740
Jacksonville, FL 270 0.40 3.06 $28.41 $59,090
Anchorage, AK 70 0.40 3.10 $33.05 $68,740
Greensboro-High Point, NC 130 0.37 2.82 $24.86 $51,700




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)
Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI 120 0.03 0.20 $41.68 $86,700
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 360 0.15 1.13 $40.52 $84,290
Bakersfield, CA 40 0.13 1.02 $40.02 $83,240
Urban Honolulu, HI 100 0.21 1.61 $37.40 $77,800
Charlotte-Concord-Gastonia, NC-SC 40 0.03 0.23 $35.27 $73,360
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 150 0.13 0.96 $34.92 $72,640
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 70 0.05 0.37 $34.72 $72,220
Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC 110 0.15 1.12 $34.72 $72,210
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV 510 0.16 1.24 $34.38 $71,510
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 290 0.10 0.75 $34.35 $71,450

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 90 1.07 8.25 $31.55 $65,620
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 1.53 $25.55 $53,150

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 90 1.07 8.25 $31.55 $65,620
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 1.53 $25.55 $53,150

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 90 1.07 8.25 $31.55 $65,620
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 50 0.20 1.53 $25.55 $53,150


About May 2018 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 2018 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2018 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2019