Avionics Technician Salary

avionics-technician-salary-chart.jpgAvionics technicians are professionals that install, inspect, test, adjust, and repair avionic equipment like radar, radio, and missile control systems in space vehicles or aircrafts. They also apply their knowledge on aviation safety, aircraft maintenance, and federal regulations.

Salary

Professionals in this career earned an hourly mean wage rate of $26.65 and an annual mean salary of $55,540. Industries with the highest levels of employment for this occupation include aerospace products and parts manufacturing, support activities for air transportation, scheduled air transportation and federal executive branch (OES Designation). The hourly mean wage for these industries varies between $26.22 and $29.00 and while the mean annual salary varies between $54,540 and $60,330.

The top paying industry for this occupation is the management of companies and enterprises. It pays an hourly mean wage rate of $31.53, or $65,580 anually.

The top three paying states for this occupation are: Hawaii ($67,550), Pennsylvania ($63,130), and Washington ($62,400).

Job Outlook

Employment broadcast for this occupation is projected to grow by 3% from 2012 to 2022. This is slower than average. The job opportunities shall be favorable to those who have completed their aircraft mechanical training program. The largest employers are major airlines.

Avionics Technician Salary by State

State Lowest 10% Median Salary Highest 10% Average Salary
Alaska $43,180 $60,930 $72,220 $59,330
Arizona $49,380 $56,310 $69,720 $57,130
Arkansas $39,550 $47,550 $59,540 $48,350
California $36,720 $60,130 $75,090 $58,050
Colorado $30,520 $53,040 $71,790 $51,740
Delaware $42,580 $56,000 $61,450 $54,180
Florida $35,280 $51,380 $65,670 $50,840
Georgia $37,700 $53,690 $71,980 $53,970
Hawaii $51,800 $71,390 $77,520 $67,550
Idaho $32,460 $37,970 $57,840 $42,810
Illinois $32,240 $55,110 $79,640 $54,840
Indiana $40,290 $49,670 $66,550 $51,060
Kansas $47,760 $63,670 $74,450 $60,830
Kentucky $31,110 $38,800 $68,970 $44,820
Louisiana $30,260 $55,710 $82,830 $56,190
Maryland $48,910 $58,000 $74,940 $58,740
Michigan $33,770 $58,940 $72,890 $56,310
Minnesota $37,070 $57,070 $71,970 $55,900
Mississippi $40,810 $51,760 $60,840 $51,580
Missouri $41,670 $49,670 $69,370 $53,120
Nebraska $41,690 $57,550 $75,430 $57,910
Nevada $39,820 $53,730 $61,340 $51,810
New Hampshire $35,610 $49,370 $66,090 $50,160
New Jersey $50,090 $56,360 $63,560 $56,350
New Mexico $34,780 $50,240 $70,740 $51,180
New York $41,040 $62,630 $77,790 $60,630
North Carolina $37,970 $48,580 $61,050 $49,340
Ohio $38,420 $55,160 $73,400 $54,930
Oklahoma $44,320 $53,500 $60,150 $52,390
Oregon $39,540 $55,290 $69,590 $54,620
Pennsylvania $41,870 $59,390 $90,230 $63,130
South Carolina $35,980 $51,520 $71,260 $52,650
Tennessee $36,720 $53,970 $70,680 $53,910
Texas $22,830 $54,160 $72,870 $51,640
Utah $41,370 $48,750 $55,990 $49,440
Virginia $36,820 $54,320 $67,240 $53,140
Washington $44,390 $60,960 $85,720 $62,400
West Virginia $39,550 $54,870 $61,060 $52,540
Wisconsin $34,290 $48,300 $61,420 $47,890