Salary for Avionics Technicians

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.

An Avionics Technician will usually earn an average pay level ranging between 40000 and 60000 depending on education and experience. Avionics Technicians can get a compensation of Fifty One Thousand Nine Hundred dollars on an annual basis.

Avionics Technicians make the highest salary in Hawaii, where they can get wages of close to $60740. People working these jobs can expect the most salary in Educational Services, where they get average pay of $56380.

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SALARY TREND

The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 16.60 percent nationwide in that time.

INDUSTRIES

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

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$56,380
Educational Services
$55,080
Manufacturing
$53,850
Public Administration
$53,680
Transportation and Warehousing
$49,680
Wholesale Trade
$48,690

In general, they earn less within the industries below:

Administrative, Support and Waste Management Services
$47,770
Other Services (except Public Administration)
$47,900
Wholesale Trade
$48,690
Transportation and Warehousing
$49,680
Public Administration
$53,680
Manufacturing
$53,850