Avionics Mechanic Salary
A sizeable majority of Avionics Mechanics in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $25.30 per hour. Residence and career duration each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. This overview is based on answers to PayScale's salary questionnaire.
|Salary||$22,669 - $81,270|
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|$30,172 - $70,467|
|Hourly Rate||$15.00 - $30.01|
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Job Description for Avionics Mechanic
Avionics mechanics, also known as aircraft service/maintenance technicians, are responsible for troubleshooting issues in aircraft, flight surfaces, controls, landing gear, and more. They are tasked with repairing and maintaining quality in electronic systems, such as radio communication, weather radar systems, wiring, and other essential instruments in the operation of aircraft.Read More...
Avionics mechanics may work indoors or outdoors and on both the exteriors and interiors of aircraft, and they usually work in hangars and similar indoor areas. They may be responsible for running cables, mounting antennae, and connecting instruments for navigational purposes and monitoring the engine,
and they may work for a range of private companies or even the military, as well as aerospace companies and airplane-manufacturers.
Those in this position must be detail-oriented and have dexterity and a range of technical skills, and avionics mechanics must be certified by the FAA. At least 18 months of experience with airframes or powerplants or attending an aviation maintenance technical school is necessary for this position, and applicants must also pass verbal, written, and practical exams. Avionics mechanics typically work during regular business hours, and overtime hours may also be necessary.
Avionics Mechanic Tasks
- Install, maintain, test and repair avionic instruments, systems and lines.
- Update components and systems to meet updated regulations.
- Maintain equipment required for system upkeep.
- Update, review and file paperwork and forms.
Pay by Experience Level for Avionics Mechanic
Pay by Experience for an Avionics Mechanic has a positive trend. An entry-level Avionics Mechanic with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $36,000 based on 9 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Avionics Mechanic with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $49,000 based on 15 salaries. An experienced Avionics Mechanic which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 10 salaries. An Avionics Mechanic with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $56,000 based on 9 salaries.
Key Stats for Avionics Mechanic
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