Avionics Mechanic Salary

A sizeable majority of Avionics Mechanics in the United States are men. In this role, average pay is around $23.26 per hour. A fair number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a large number collect dental insurance. Most Avionics Mechanics report high levels of job satisfaction. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$22,887 - $70,472
(Median)
$23K
$49K
$70K
MEDIAN: $48,857
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$14.30 - $31.44
(Median)
$14
$23
$31
MEDIAN: $23.00
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90%

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$22,887 - $70,472  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,539  
Total Pay (?
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$30,094 - $68,319  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 18
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$18$36$54
Hourly Rate
$14.30 - $31.44  
   
Overtime
$28.91 - $51.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$50K$100K$150K
Bonus
$0.00 - $1,539  
   
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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$30,094 - $68,319  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 12 Jan 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 32
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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.


Although individuals who have less than five years' experience earn $39K on average, people with five to 10 years benefit from a notably larger average of $53K. Avionics Mechanics bring in $51K after working for 10 to 20 years. Avionics Mechanics who have acquired more than 20 years of relevant experience earn significantly more than folks with fewer years on their resumes; the average income in this veteran group is $57K.

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Experience Affects Avionics Mechanic Salaries

Late-Career
up arrow 12%

Mid-Career
up arrow 4%

Experienced
up arrow 1%

National Average
$51,000

Entry-Level
up arrow 24%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 3 votes.

Gender

Female
3 %
Male
97 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
18%
5-9 years
28%
10-19 years
30%
20 years or more
24%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 74%
dental benefits
Dental: 86%
medical benefits
Vision: 66%
dental benefits
None: 14%
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