Average Avionics Technician Hourly Pay

$16 - $33
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The average hourly pay for an Avionics Technician is $24.60.
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Hourly Rate
$16 - $33
$292 - $5,122
Profit Sharing
$203 - $4,932
Total Pay
$31,806 - $74,941

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Job Description for Avionics Technician

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.

Job Satisfaction for Avionics Technician

3.9 out of 5
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The top respondents for the job title Avionics Technician are from the companies U.S. Air Force (USAF), U.S. Marine Corps and Bombardier. Reported salaries are highest at General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc where the average pay is $29.75. Other companies that offer high salaries for this role include Gulfstream Aerospace Corp and The Boeing Company, earning around $29.54 and $28.06, respectively. Bombardier pays the lowest at around $25.57. U.S. Air Force (USAF) and Lockheed Martin Corp also pay on the lower end of the scale, paying $26.65 and $27.10, respectively.

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Popular Skills for Avionics Technician

Skills in Electronic Troubleshooting, Systems Troubleshooting and Maintenance are correlated to pay that is above average. Skills that pay less than market rate include Electronic Equipment Installation and Avionics.

Pay by Experience Level for Avionics Technician

An entry-level Avionics Technician with less than 1 year experience can expect to earn an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $16.67 based on 36 salaries. An early career Avionics Technician with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $20.50 based on 343 salaries. A mid-career Avionics Technician with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $24.73 based on 477 salaries. An experienced Avionics Technician with 10-19 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $26.70 based on 322 salaries. In their late career (20 years and higher), employees earn an average total compensation of $28.
Employees with Avionics Technician in their job title in San Diego, California earn an average of 20.8% more than the national average. These job titles also find higher than average salaries in Savannah, Georgia (16.1% more) and Dallas, Texas (11.7% more). The lowest salaries can be found in Miami, Florida (11.1% less), Wichita, Kansas (10.3% less) and Jacksonville, Florida (8.7% less).

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