Salary for Avionics Technicians

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Also known as:  Aircraft Armament Mechanic, Aircraft Electrician, Aircraft Instrument Mechanic, Airplane Electrician, Automatic Pilot Mechanic, Aviation Electronics Technician, In-Flight Refueling System Repairer

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Avionics technicians repair, maintain, install, test, inspect or adjust avionics equipment. This includes radar, radio and missile technologies in air or space vehicles. To be considered for this position, vocational training, related experience or an associate's degree is usually required. Once hired, an employer may require an apprenticeship program. One or two years of formal on-site job training is standard with this occupation.

A Avionics Technician will normally receive a salary between $41,660 and $100,680 based on education and experience. will normally receive average salaries of sixty-nine thousand one hundred and eigthy dollars annually.

can get the highest pay in Washington, where they get an average salary rate of near $86,510. People with this job title are paid at the highest average level in Management of Companies and Enterprises, which has a compensation of $93,720.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 56.66 percent nationwide in that time.

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Avionics Technicians tend to make the most in the following industries:

Management of Companies and Enterprises
$93,720
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$78,130
Manufacturing
$75,990
Retail Trade
$72,290
Health Care and Social Assistance
$67,260
Educational Services
$64,280

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Wholesale Trade
$47,320
Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$54,790
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$58,020
Transportation and Warehousing
$62,590
Public Administration
$62,840
Educational Services
$64,280