Avionics Mechanic Salary

Avionics Mechanics in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $25.81 per hour. Location and experience level each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. A large number enjoy medical while most get dental coverage. Vision coverage is also available to a fair number. 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.

$22,395 - $81,270
$22K
$50K
$81K
MEDIAN: $50,000
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$17.00 - $30.14
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MEDIAN: $25.81
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$22,395 - $81,270  
   
Total Pay (?
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$23,989 - $70,467  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 13
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National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$17.00 - $30.14  
   
Overtime
$39.54  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
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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$23,989 - $70,467  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 25 Mar 2017 | Individuals Reporting: 19
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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

  • Maintain equipment required for system upkeep.
  • Update, review and file paperwork and forms.
  • Install, maintain, test and repair avionic instruments, systems and lines.
  • Update components and systems to meet updated regulations.

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Pay by Experience Level for Avionics Mechanic

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


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 bring in $56K after working for 10 to 20 years. People who have worked for more than 20 years report a median income no higher than the median for folks with 10 to 20 years of experience.

Key Stats for Avionics Mechanic

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 3 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
28%
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Experience Affects Avionics Mechanic Salaries

Experienced
▲7%

Late-Career
▲7%

National Average
$52,000

Mid-Career
▼6%

Entry-Level
▼31%

Job Satisfaction

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

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
6%
5-9 years
41%
10-19 years
22%
20 years or more
28%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 89%
dental benefits
Dental: 84%
vision benefits
Vision: 79%
dental benefits
None: 5%
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