Avionics Technician Salary

Male Avionics Technicians number significantly more than their female counterparts, and average earnings in this role come out to $23.23 per hour in the United States. This group's pay is mainly influenced by the company, followed by the particular city and experience level. Medical benefits are awarded to a large number, and a fair number earn dental coverage. Most Avionics Technicians like their work and job satisfaction is high. The information for this snapshot was generated by responses to the PayScale salary survey.
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$23,767 - $71,849
$24K
$47K
$72K
MEDIAN: $46,555
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$15.84 - $30.53
$16
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$31
MEDIAN: $23.23
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$0$71K
Salary $23,767 - $71,849
Bonus $20.61 - $4,955
Profit Sharing $2,000
Total Pay (?
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$30,242 - $70,876
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 306
Hourly Data $0$44
Hourly Rate $15.84 - $30.53
Hourly Tips $2.50
Overtime $23.20 - $44.19
Annual Data $0$70K
Bonus $20.61 - $4,955
Profit Sharing $2,000
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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$30,242 - $70,876
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 11 Jul 2017
  • Individuals Reporting: 497

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Job Description for Avionics Technician

A typical avionics technician will be responsible for repairing and maintaining electronic systems in an aircraft, such as radio communication, aircraft navigation, weather radar systems, engine controls, and any other electronic instruments involved with the operation of an aircraft. An avionics technician will also be required to perform troubleshooting on electronic parts until a diagnosis is reached. Many times, the avionics technician will be required to fabricate and repair the needed parts, including items such as circuit breakers, switch panels, and junction boxes.

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Avionics Technician Tasks

  • Assemble, install, modify, troubleshoot and repair avionics components and electrical systems.
  • Fabricate, solder, route and install wiring assemblies and electrical components.
  • Document aircraft maintenance for record keeping in accordance with company policy and applicable laws and statutes.

Common Career Paths for Avionics Technician


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For Avionics Technicians, progressing to an Electrical Engineer role may result in a significant raise. On average, an Electrical Engineer can earn $69K annually. The most common promotion for Avionics Technicians is an Electronics Technician position, which usually brings in $43K a year. Another standard transition for Avionics Technicians seeking advancement is to assume a Field Service Engineer role, where pay is often $60K.

Avionics Technician Job Listings

Popular Employer Salaries for Avionics Technician


Avionics Technicians fill the offices of leading firms U.S. Air Force (USAF), U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Navy, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp, and Timco. Employees of Gulfstream Aerospace Corp can expect to make the most, with the company offering a median salary of $71K; however, pay is widely dispersed from bottom to top, ranging from $32K to $76K. Other leaders in compensation levels are Spacex at $64K, Lockheed Martin Corp at $63K, and Sikorsky, where Avionics Technicians annually earn $57K.

With a median salary of only $36K (just about half of the top paying company's median), U.S. Navy lags significantly in the earnings department. Other low-paying employers include U.S. Marine Corps at $37K and U.S. Air Force (USAF) at $39K, though some Avionics Technicians there earn up to $53K.

Popular Skills for Avionics Technician


Avionics Technicians who responded to the survey report just a handful of professional skills. Most notably, skills in System Testing, Electronic Equipment Installation, Systems Troubleshooting, and Avionics are correlated to pay that is above average. Those familiar with Avionics also tend to know Electronic Troubleshooting.

Pay by Experience Level for Avionics Technician

Pay by Experience for an Avionics Technician has a positive trend. An entry-level Avionics Technician with less than 5 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $41,000 based on 314 salaries provided by anonymous users. Average total compensation includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay. An Avionics Technician with mid-career experience which includes employees with 5 to 10 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $48,000 based on 322 salaries. An experienced Avionics Technician which includes employees with 10 to 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $55,000 based on 218 salaries. An Avionics Technician with late-career experience which includes employees with greater than 20 years of experience can expect to earn an average total compensation of $57,000 based on 100 salaries.

Pay Difference by Location

National Average: $49,834

Larger city markers indicate a job is popular in that location.

For Avionics Technicians, Savannah provides a pay rate that is 25 percent greater than the national average. Avionics Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+16 percent), Philadelphia (+13 percent), Tucson (+11 percent), and Wichita (+10 percent). Those in the field find the lowest salaries in Greensboro, 19 percent below the national average. Workers in Las Vegas and Jacksonville earn salaries that trail the national average for those in this profession (17 percent less and 13 percent less, respectively).

Avionics Technician Reviews

Q: What is it like working as an Avionics Technician?

Avionics Technician in Cleveland:
Pros: Positive co-workers, experience.
Cons: Stress level, culture, resources.

Avionics Technician in Miami:
"Growing."
Pros: I get experience with OJT,
Cons: Low income.

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Key Stats for Avionics Technician

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 134 votes.
Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%
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Experience Affects Avionics Technician Salaries

▲14%

▲11%

National Average
$50,000

▼4%

▼18%

Skills That Affect Avionics Technician Salaries

System Testing
▲18%

Electronic Equipment Installation
▲1%

National Average
$50,000


Avionics
▼2%


Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 134 votes.

Gender

Female
5 %
Male
95 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
3%
1-4 years
26%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
13%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 85%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 70%
no benefits
None: 13%
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