Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

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)
17,330 3.4 % $29.51 $61,390 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $19.00 $24.47 $29.21 $35.11 $40.03
Annual Wage (2) $39,510 $50,900 $60,760 $73,020 $83,260


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 5,270 1.07 $31.54 $65,610
Support Activities for Air Transportation 5,240 2.66 $28.11 $58,480
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,730 0.09 $27.13 $56,430
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,460 0.35 $33.89 $70,490
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 820 0.21 $29.74 $61,850

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 5,240 2.66 $28.11 $58,480
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 5,270 1.07 $31.54 $65,610
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 320 0.75 $25.95 $53,980
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,460 0.35 $33.89 $70,490
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 230 0.22 $26.39 $54,880

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services 40 (7) $36.70 $76,330
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,460 0.35 $33.89 $70,490
Management of Companies and Enterprises 50 (7) $33.18 $69,010
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 350 0.02 $31.66 $65,850
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 5,270 1.07 $31.54 $65,610


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)
Florida 2,130 0.26 2.09 $27.37 $56,930
Texas 1,890 0.16 1.30 $27.79 $57,800
California 1,890 0.12 0.96 $32.09 $66,750
Georgia 1,650 0.39 3.17 $30.86 $64,190
Washington 1,140 0.37 3.02 $34.62 $72,000




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)
Oklahoma 1,000 0.63 5.13 $29.53 $61,420
Kansas 710 0.52 4.18 $27.97 $58,170
Georgia 1,650 0.39 3.17 $30.86 $64,190
Washington 1,140 0.37 3.02 $34.62 $72,000
Alabama 550 0.29 2.35 $29.66 $61,680




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 1,140 0.37 3.02 $34.62 $72,000
New York 180 0.02 0.16 $33.66 $70,020
Alaska 70 0.23 1.87 $32.81 $68,240
Pennsylvania 500 0.09 0.71 $32.26 $67,110
California 1,890 0.12 0.96 $32.09 $66,750





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-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 920 0.58 4.71 $36.28 $75,460
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 900 0.35 2.85 $32.59 $67,800
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 750 0.18 1.44 $32.55 $67,710
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 730 0.30 2.44 $23.60 $49,080
Wichita, KS 650 2.17 17.62 $28.33 $58,940
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 530 0.47 3.83 $26.26 $54,620
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 400 0.37 3.04 $34.25 $71,240
Oklahoma City, OK 400 0.66 5.32 $24.59 $51,150
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 390 0.20 1.62 $28.84 $59,990
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 360 0.36 2.94 $35.57 $73,990




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 650 2.17 17.62 $28.33 $58,940
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 110 1.03 8.34 (8) (8)
Tucson, AZ 310 0.85 6.92 $30.55 $63,550
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 160 0.67 5.46 $26.68 $55,490
Oklahoma City, OK 400 0.66 5.32 $24.59 $51,150
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 920 0.58 4.71 $36.28 $75,460
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 90 0.56 4.50 (8) (8)
Corpus Christi, TX 100 0.54 4.41 $31.04 $64,560
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 530 0.47 3.83 $26.26 $54,620
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 90 0.43 3.50 $30.66 $63,780




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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 920 0.58 4.71 $36.28 $75,460
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 360 0.36 2.94 $35.57 $73,990
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 70 0.13 1.05 $35.34 $73,500
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 210 0.07 0.59 $35.11 $73,030
Chicago-Naperville-Arlington Heights, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $35.00 $72,810
Nassau County-Suffolk County, NY Metropolitan Division 80 0.06 0.50 $34.61 $71,980
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 400 0.37 3.04 $34.25 $71,240
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.03 0.27 $34.13 $70,990
Anchorage, AK 50 0.27 2.18 $34.10 $70,940
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 90 0.08 0.66 $33.80 $70,300

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 280 3.27 26.48 $33.42 $69,510
Northeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.78 6.34 $25.48 $53,000

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 280 3.27 26.48 $33.42 $69,510
Northeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.78 6.34 $25.48 $53,000

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 280 3.27 26.48 $33.42 $69,510
Northeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 70 0.78 6.34 $25.48 $53,000


About May 2016 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 2016 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2016 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2017