Male Avionics Mechanics number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $25.81 per hour in the United States. Nearly all claim medical and dental insurance and most get vision coverage. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. This report is based on responses to the PayScale salary survey.

$22,301 - $81,543
$22K
$49K
$82K
MEDIAN: $49,435
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50%
90%

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$17.23 - $29.91
$17
$26
$30
MEDIAN: $25.81
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$22,301 - $81,543  
   
Total Pay (?
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$24,176 - $69,868  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 12
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$17.23 - $29.91  
   
Overtime
$34.86  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Total Pay (?
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$24,176 - $69,868  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jan 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 21

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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.

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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.

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Pay by Experience Level for Avionics Mechanic

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


For many Avionics Mechanics, more experience generally translates to higher pay. The average worker who claims fewer than five years of experience earns around $36K. In contrast, however, individuals who report five to 10 years in this occupation see a much larger median of $49K. Avionics Mechanics who work for 10 to 20 years in their occupation tend to earn about $55K. Avionics Mechanics who have stuck around for more than two decades see earnings that are only slightly higher than those of folks who have worked for 10 to 20 years; the more senior group makes around $56K on average.

Key Stats for Avionics Mechanic

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
039
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
27%
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Experience Affects Avionics Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

Experienced
up arrow 5%

National Average
$53,000

Mid-Career
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Entry-Level
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Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
9%
5-9 years
39%
10-19 years
21%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 90%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
vision benefits
Vision: 81%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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