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Avionics Technician Salary (United States)

An Avionics Technician earns an average wage of $22.95 per hour.
Avionics Technician Salary (?
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$22,654 - $67,834
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MEDIAN: $43,951
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Avionics Technician Salary (?
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$15.10 - $30.17
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MEDIAN: $22.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$23K$46K$69K
Salary
$22,654 - $67,834  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,466  
Profit Sharing
$206.08 - $7,757  
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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$28,059 - $68,594  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 365
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$15$30$45
Hourly Rate
$15.10 - $30.17  
   
Overtime
$21.48 - $44.10  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$30K$60K$90K
Bonus
$0.00 - $2,466  
   
Profit Sharing
$206.08 - $7,757  
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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$28,059 - $68,594  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 591
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Job Description for Avionics Technician

An avionics technician completes maintenance on airplanes and helicopters and also inspects airplanes, helicopters and other equipment essential to the flying industry such as missile guidance systems, flight-control equipment and jet engines. Many technicians are trained and employed through the armed forces, although it is also very possible to be employed by an airplane hangar, a repair station or an airfield. Training in these instances usually occurs through a certificate program or an Associate’s degree obtained at a community or junior college. As job growth is somewhat unpredictable, those who have a Bachelor’s degree in aircraft maintenance from a four-year college have a leg-up on their competition. All avionics technicians must be certified through a Federal Aviation Administration approved program. Many aerospace companies provide their own training schools where their own product line is emphasized.
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Avionics Technician Tasks
  • Document aircraft maintenance for record keeping in accordance with company policy and applicable laws and statutes.
  • Fabricate, solder, route and install wiring assemblies and electrical components.
  • Assemble, install, modify, troubleshoot and repair avionics components and electrical systems.

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Pay Difference By Location

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Experience Affects Avionics Technician Salaries

National Average
$49,000

Skills That Affect Avionics Technician Salaries

Avionics
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National Average
$49,000

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5 based on 147 votes.

Gender

Female
2%
female alumni
 
Male
98%
male alumni

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
1%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
33%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
15%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 83% dental benefits Dental: 77%
vision benefits Vision: 65% employee benefits None: 14%