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 and Wage Statistics
PRINT:Print
OEWS OEWS Program Links

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2021

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 Avionics Technicians
Industry profile for Avionics Technicians
Geographic profile for Avionics Technicians

National estimates for Avionics Technicians:

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Avionics Technicians:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
18,910 2.8 % $ 33.59 $ 69,860 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for Avionics Technicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 18.61 $ 27.38 $ 33.31 $ 38.79 $ 48.49
Annual Wage (2) $ 38,700 $ 56,960 $ 69,280 $ 80,690 $ 100,860


Industry profile for Avionics Technicians:

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

Industries with the highest levels of employment in Avionics Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Air Transportation 6,580 3.37 $ 28.37 $ 59,010
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 6,020 1.28 $ 38.93 $ 80,980
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 1,340 0.06 $ 30.98 $ 64,440
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,100 0.28 $ 41.91 $ 87,180
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 910 0.23 $ 33.06 $ 68,770

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in Avionics Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Air Transportation 6,580 3.37 $ 28.37 $ 59,010
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 6,020 1.28 $ 38.93 $ 80,980
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 350 0.72 $ 30.90 $ 64,280
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,100 0.28 $ 41.91 $ 87,180
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 910 0.23 $ 33.06 $ 68,770

Top paying industries for Avionics Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (8) (8) $ 42.82 $ 89,070
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,100 0.28 $ 41.91 $ 87,180
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $ 41.91 $ 87,170
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 6,020 1.28 $ 38.93 $ 80,980
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 560 0.04 $ 38.22 $ 79,500


Geographic profile for Avionics Technicians:

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



Map of employment of avionics technicians by state, May 2021


States with the highest employment level in Avionics Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Florida 2,020 0.23 1.74 $ 28.44 $ 59,160
California 1,740 0.11 0.79 $ 36.80 $ 76,540
Texas 1,720 0.14 1.05 $ 33.97 $ 70,650
Georgia 1,010 0.23 1.73 $ 34.52 $ 71,810
Alabama 850 0.44 3.28 $ 37.36 $ 77,700


Map of location quotient of avionics technicians by state, May 2021


States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Avionics Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 260 0.88 6.54 $ 27.81 $ 57,840
Kansas 650 0.49 3.61 $ 30.41 $ 63,250
Alabama 850 0.44 3.28 $ 37.36 $ 77,700
Oklahoma 470 0.30 2.27 $ 27.12 $ 56,420
Maryland 710 0.28 2.07 $ 40.08 $ 83,370


Map of annual mean wages of avionics technicians by state, May 2021


Top paying states for Avionics Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 90 0.06 0.41 $ 42.78 $ 88,990
Maryland 710 0.28 2.07 $ 40.08 $ 83,370
New York 60 0.01 0.05 $ 38.31 $ 79,690
Oregon 110 0.06 0.43 $ 37.51 $ 78,010
Alabama 850 0.44 3.28 $ 37.36 $ 77,700



Map of employment of avionics technicians by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in Avionics Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX 790 0.22 1.63 $ 34.83 $ 72,450
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 680 0.28 2.07 $ 26.06 $ 54,210
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 550 0.39 2.93 $ 36.35 $ 75,610
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 510 0.09 0.67 $ 37.35 $ 77,690
Wichita, KS 500 1.77 13.22 (8) (8)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 440 0.17 1.26 $ 36.32 $ 75,550
Indianapolis-Carmel-Anderson, IN 380 0.38 2.83 $ 28.22 $ 58,690
Jacksonville, FL 380 0.55 4.09 $ 29.12 $ 60,570
Oklahoma City, OK 360 0.60 4.46 $ 27.47 $ 57,130
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 330 0.26 1.95 $ 39.59 $ 82,340


Map of location quotient of avionics technicians by area, May 2021


Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Avionics Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California-Lexington Park, MD 140 3.05 22.76 $ 40.35 $ 83,930
Wichita, KS 500 1.77 13.22 (8) (8)
New Bern, NC 70 1.55 11.52 $ 31.64 $ 65,810
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 230 1.05 7.84 $ 29.52 $ 61,400
Jacksonville, NC 40 0.88 6.54 $ 30.77 $ 64,000
Greensboro-High Point, NC 240 0.71 5.27 $ 25.77 $ 53,600
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 180 0.67 5.03 $ 33.24 $ 69,150
Oklahoma City, OK 360 0.60 4.46 $ 27.47 $ 57,130
Jacksonville, FL 380 0.55 4.09 $ 29.12 $ 60,570
Tucson, AZ 200 0.54 4.04 $ 31.47 $ 65,450


Map of annual mean wages of avionics technicians by area, May 2021


Top paying metropolitan areas for Avionics Technicians:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 80 0.08 0.59 $ 44.46 $ 92,470
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 200 0.07 0.51 $ 42.15 $ 87,670
California-Lexington Park, MD 140 3.05 22.76 $ 40.35 $ 83,930
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson, MD 330 0.26 1.95 $ 39.59 $ 82,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 510 0.09 0.67 $ 37.35 $ 77,690
Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise, NV 140 0.15 1.15 $ 36.96 $ 76,880
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 150 0.06 0.41 $ 36.95 $ 76,850
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 240 0.03 0.21 $ 36.92 $ 76,790
Urban Honolulu, HI 110 0.28 2.10 $ 36.72 $ 76,370
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 550 0.39 2.93 $ 36.35 $ 75,610

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in Avionics Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.13 0.95 $ 28.44 $ 59,160

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in Avionics Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.13 0.95 $ 28.44 $ 59,160

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for Avionics Technicians:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kansas nonmetropolitan area 50 0.13 0.95 $ 28.44 $ 59,160


About May 2021 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.

(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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2021 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2021 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2022