Salary for Radio Mechanics

Also known as:  Radio Frequency Technician, Radio Mechanic, Radio Repairer, Two-Way Radio Technician

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Radio mechanics install, test and repair two-way stationary and mobile radio equipment used in communication on ships, service vehicles and emergency vehicles. Most employers require a high school diploma or GED, plus vocational training, related experience or an associate's degree in order for a candidate to be considered for this job. Once hired, an employee will need several years of training before being able to complete work on his own.

A Radio Mechanic will normally receive an average salary ranging between 32000 to 48000 based on tenure level. Radio Mechanics can receive an average compensation of Forty Thousand Five Hundred dollars each year.

Radio Mechanics are paid the highest in Maryland, where they get an average salary rate of close to $54230. People who work inside these careers can obtain the highest salaries in Public Administration, where they earn pay levels, on average, of $63330.

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ANNUAL SALARY
HOURLY RATE
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SALARY TREND
The annual compensation for this career has gone up since 2004. Salaries have increased by an average of 6.33 percent nationwide in that time.
INDUSTRIES
Radio Mechanics tend to make the most in the following industries
Utilities $63,330
Public Administration $53,020
Transportation and Warehousing $51,820
Educational Services $50,950
Wholesale Trade $41,680
Management of Companies and Enterprises $40,490
In general, they earn less within the industries below
Construction $37,530
Retail Trade $38,810
Information $39,940
Other Services (except Public Administration) $40,020
Management of Companies and Enterprises $40,490
Wholesale Trade $41,680
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