Men represent the vast majority of Avionics Mechanics in the United States. People in this role can earn an average of $26.02 per hour nationwide. Most receive medical and dental insurance and a strong majority get vision insurance. For the most part, people in this position report moderate levels of job satisfaction. Respondents to the PayScale salary survey provided the data for this report.

$22,395 - $81,270
(Median)
$22K
$50K
$81K
MEDIAN: $49,579
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$17.36 - $30.01
(Median)
$17
$26
$30
MEDIAN: $26.00
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National Salary Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
Salary
$22,395 - $81,270  
   
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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$30,378 - $69,813  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 13
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$14$28$42
Hourly Rate
$17.36 - $30.01  
   
Overtime
$37.25  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$28K$56K$84K
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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$30,378 - $69,813  
   
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 20
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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.


Survey participants with less than five years' experience pocket $36K on average, but those with five to 10 years of experience enjoy a much bigger median of $49K. Avionics Mechanics with one to two decades of relevant experience report an average salary of approximately $58K. Folks with more than two decades of experience actually report lower incomes overall; their average comes out to a mere $56K.

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Experience Affects Avionics Mechanic Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 10%

Late-Career
up arrow 6%

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.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
12%
5-9 years
36%
10-19 years
24%
20 years or more
27%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 86%
dental benefits
Dental: 81%
medical benefits
Vision: 76%
dental benefits
None: 10%
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