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Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2020

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: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for Avionics Technicians:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
21,390 6.7 % $ 33.26 $ 69,180 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for Avionics Technicians:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $ 20.03 $ 26.50 $ 32.61 $ 40.33 $ 48.41
Annual Wage (2) $ 41,660 $ 55,120 $ 67,840 $ 83,880 $ 100,680


Industry profile for Avionics Technicians: Top

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)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 8,030 1.53 $ 37.22 $ 77,420
Support Activities for Air Transportation 6,180 2.98 $ 27.53 $ 57,260
Federal Executive Branch (OEWS Designation) 1,440 0.07 $ 30.20 $ 62,820
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,160 0.28 $ 32.09 $ 66,750
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 780 0.05 $ 38.06 $ 79,170

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 6,180 2.98 $ 27.53 $ 57,260
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 8,030 1.53 $ 37.22 $ 77,420
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 380 0.37 $ 27.84 $ 57,920
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 1,160 0.28 $ 32.09 $ 66,750
Other Motor Vehicle Dealers 140 0.09 $ 34.76 $ 72,290

Top paying industries for Avionics Technicians:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 80 (7) $ 45.06 $ 93,720
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 780 0.05 $ 38.06 $ 79,170
Computer Systems Design and Related Services 90 (7) $ 37.80 $ 78,610
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 8,030 1.53 $ 37.22 $ 77,420
Scientific Research and Development Services (8) (8) $ 35.61 $ 74,070


Geographic profile for Avionics Technicians: Top

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.





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)
Washington 3,730 1.17 7.59 $ 41.59 $ 86,510
Texas 2,930 0.24 1.58 $ 31.87 $ 66,290
Florida 2,120 0.25 1.64 $ 28.32 $ 58,910
California 1,960 0.12 0.78 $ 36.17 $ 75,240
Georgia 1,190 0.28 1.79 $ 32.08 $ 66,730




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)
Washington 3,730 1.17 7.59 $ 41.59 $ 86,510
Alabama 1,060 0.56 3.61 $ 33.60 $ 69,880
Kansas 660 0.50 3.24 $ 30.12 $ 62,650
Oklahoma 630 0.41 2.64 $ 26.43 $ 54,980
Georgia 1,190 0.28 1.79 $ 32.08 $ 66,730




Top paying states for Avionics Technicians:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 3,730 1.17 7.59 $ 41.59 $ 86,510
Connecticut 120 0.08 0.52 $ 39.78 $ 82,730
Hawaii 80 0.14 0.92 $ 38.13 $ 79,310
Pennsylvania 210 0.04 0.25 $ 37.17 $ 77,310
New York (8) (8) (8) $ 36.90 $ 76,750





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)
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3,460 1.77 11.51 $ 41.92 $ 87,190
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach, FL 880 0.35 2.28 $ 25.60 $ 53,250
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim, CA 690 0.12 0.77 $ 31.83 $ 66,210
Wichita, KS 510 1.75 11.39 (8) (8)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 490 0.19 1.21 $ 33.77 $ 70,250
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 430 0.31 2.02 $ 35.16 $ 73,140
New York-Newark-Jersey City, NY-NJ-PA 430 0.05 0.32 $ 36.51 $ 75,940
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 420 0.20 1.29 $ 29.37 $ 61,090
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 410 0.18 1.15 $ 44.73 $ 93,050
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 410 0.14 0.89 $ 33.99 $ 70,700




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)
New Bern, NC 80 1.82 11.87 $ 31.82 $ 66,190
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3,460 1.77 11.51 $ 41.92 $ 87,190
Wichita, KS 510 1.75 11.39 (8) (8)
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 330 1.52 9.90 $ 29.56 $ 61,480
California-Lexington Park, MD 40 0.83 5.37 $ 41.87 $ 87,100
Lafayette, LA 150 0.80 5.20 $ 39.95 $ 83,090
Killeen-Temple, TX 100 0.74 4.81 $ 32.14 $ 66,860
Greensboro-High Point, NC 250 0.71 4.60 $ 24.55 $ 51,050
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 160 0.63 4.10 $ 29.40 $ 61,150
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 70 0.62 4.05 $ 32.32 $ 67,230




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 Francisco-Oakland-Hayward, CA 410 0.18 1.15 $ 44.73 $ 93,050
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL (8) (8) (8) $ 42.81 $ 89,050
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA 3,460 1.77 11.51 $ 41.92 $ 87,190
California-Lexington Park, MD 40 0.83 5.37 $ 41.87 $ 87,100
Bakersfield, CA 70 0.24 1.55 $ 40.88 $ 85,030
Lafayette, LA 150 0.80 5.20 $ 39.95 $ 83,090
Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN 30 0.03 0.19 $ 39.46 $ 82,070
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD 220 0.08 0.54 $ 39.13 $ 81,380
Springfield, MA-CT 90 0.30 1.93 $ 38.30 $ 79,660
Urban Honolulu, HI 80 0.18 1.20 $ 38.11 $ 79,260

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)
Northeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.54 3.52 $ 35.39 $ 73,610

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)
Northeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.54 3.52 $ 35.39 $ 73,610

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)
Northeast Coastal North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 50 0.54 3.52 $ 35.39 $ 73,610


About May 2020 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 OEWS estimates and related information:

May 2020 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2020 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 31, 2021