Avionics Engineer Salary

The average pay for an Avionics Engineer is $73,680 per year. Experience has a moderate effect on income for this job.

$55,480 - $102,971
(Median)
$55K
$74K
$100K
MEDIAN: $73,679
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50%
90%

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$18.12 - $75.49
(Median)
$18
$33
$75
MEDIAN: $33.00
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50%
90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Salary
$55,480 - $102,971  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
Profit Sharing
$1,300 - $5,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$55,362 - $105,766  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 124
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$26$52$78
Hourly Rate
$18.12 - $75.49  
   
Overtime
$36.63 - $58.37  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$60K$120K$180K
Bonus
$0.00 - $6,128  
   
Profit Sharing
$1,300 - $5,000  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
)
$55,362 - $105,766  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 31 Mar 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 10

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Job Description for Avionics Engineer

Avionics engineers are employed primarily by companies which work with aircraft and aviation. Employers generally search for applicants who have Bachelor's degrees, generally in Aeronautics, Aviation Engineering, or Electrical Engineering. Some require as many as five years of experience, but others will accept a combination of education and experience, and some organizations accept experience and training without higher education. Training and certification provided by the Federal Aviation Administration should be obtained by all aspiring avionics engineers. The job will mostly take place in/around aircraft hangars and other areas where aircraft are stored. Those in this position should have an exceptional understanding of computers, and may need to know some basic programming for certain software components. However, they will generally be tasked with installing and maintaining various components of an aircraft, such as navigation systems, autopilot, entertainment, and communications array. They may also help develop and design new components, such as computer-related parts or other systems to be installed.

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Pay by Experience Level for Avionics Engineer

Median of all compensation (including tips, bonus, and overtime) by years of experience.

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Experience Affects Avionics Engineer Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 32%

Experienced
up arrow 17%

Mid-Career
up arrow 2%

National Average
$74,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 10%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 26 votes.

Gender

Female
14 %
Male
86 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
7%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
22%
10-19 years
19%
20 years or more
26%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 90% dental benefits Dental: 84%
vision benefits Vision: 75% employee benefits None: 6%