Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2017

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)
18,620 3.2 % $30.60 $63,650 1.6 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.21 $24.89 $30.12 $36.91 $43.94
Annual Wage (2) $39,960 $51,760 $62,650 $76,770 $91,390


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 6,390 1.34 $34.16 $71,060
Support Activities for Air Transportation 5,070 2.45 $27.36 $56,900
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,710 0.08 $27.86 $57,960
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,530 0.35 $34.18 $71,090
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 960 0.24 $28.52 $59,330

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 5,070 2.45 $27.36 $56,900
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 6,390 1.34 $34.16 $71,060
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 400 0.90 $28.05 $58,340
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,530 0.35 $34.18 $71,090
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 960 0.24 $28.52 $59,330

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 120 (7) $36.07 $75,020
Scientific Research and Development Services 490 0.08 $35.70 $74,250
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 70 (7) $34.50 $71,750
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,530 0.35 $34.18 $71,090
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 6,390 1.34 $34.16 $71,060


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 2,350 0.74 5.65 (8) (8)
Florida 1,950 0.23 1.77 $28.02 $58,280
Texas 1,790 0.15 1.15 $26.91 $55,970
Georgia 1,710 0.40 3.04 $31.27 $65,030
California 1,610 0.10 0.74 $32.30 $67,180




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 2,350 0.74 5.65 (8) (8)
Kansas 670 0.49 3.77 $28.82 $59,940
Connecticut 710 0.43 3.30 $42.17 $87,720
Oklahoma 650 0.41 3.16 $28.37 $59,000
Georgia 1,710 0.40 3.04 $31.27 $65,030




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 710 0.43 3.30 $42.17 $87,720
Maryland 590 0.22 1.70 $34.38 $71,510
Hawaii 110 0.17 1.32 $33.87 $70,440
Alaska 90 0.29 2.22 $33.66 $70,020
New York 90 0.01 0.08 $33.28 $69,230



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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 970 0.37 2.83 $32.67 $67,960
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 800 0.32 2.45 $24.68 $51,340
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 670 0.15 1.16 $32.84 $68,310
Wichita, KS 590 1.99 15.21 $29.37 $61,100
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 420 0.37 2.80 $26.53 $55,190
Oklahoma City, OK 380 0.63 4.83 $25.02 $52,040
Tucson, AZ 320 0.88 6.75 $30.91 $64,300
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 310 0.16 1.20 $29.92 $62,230
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 300 0.21 1.62 $25.97 $54,010
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 290 0.10 0.76 $33.62 $69,930


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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)
Warner Robins, GA 200 2.82 21.58 $26.94 $56,030
Wichita, KS 590 1.99 15.21 $29.37 $61,100
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 100 0.92 7.04 $29.64 $61,650
Tucson, AZ 320 0.88 6.75 $30.91 $64,300
Oklahoma City, OK 380 0.63 4.83 $25.02 $52,040
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 150 0.62 4.74 $27.36 $56,910
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 110 0.52 3.96 $31.01 $64,500
Tulsa, OK 220 0.51 3.90 $34.76 $72,300
Corpus Christi, TX 90 0.47 3.63 $29.96 $62,320
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 420 0.37 2.80 $26.53 $55,190


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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)
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Delray Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 40 0.06 0.48 $40.00 $83,190
Urban Honolulu, HI 70 0.15 1.16 $39.86 $82,900
Bakersfield, CA (8) (8) (8) $36.80 $76,550
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $36.53 $75,990
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 60 0.05 0.40 $36.02 $74,920
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 60 0.04 0.34 $35.69 $74,240
Tulsa, OK 220 0.51 3.90 $34.76 $72,300
Pittsburgh, PA 80 0.07 0.54 $34.73 $72,230
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 290 0.10 0.76 $33.62 $69,930
Tacoma-Lakewood, WA Metropolitan Division 70 0.22 1.70 $33.48 $69,640


About May 2017 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 2017 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2017 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2018