$47,847
Avg. Salary
$23.92
Avg. Hourly Rate

Average additional compensation:

$1,495

Bonus

$2,023

Profit Sharing

$11,792

Commission

What am I worth?
How should I pay?

The average pay for an Avionics Technician is $23.92 per hour.

The average pay for an Avionics Technician is $47,847 per year.

$16.24
10%
$23.92
50%
$31.91
90%
MEDIAN $23.92
$25k
10%
$48k
50%
$72k
90%
MEDIAN $47,847
$24,723 - $72,151
$25K
$48K
$72K
MEDIAN: $47,847
10%
50%
90%

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$16.24 - $31.91
$16
$24
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MEDIAN: $23.92
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$0$72K
Salary $24,723 - $72,151
Bonus $254 - $5,096
Profit Sharing $201 - $4,966
Commission $11,792
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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$30,597 - $72,837
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 524
Hourly Data $0$46
Hourly Rate $16.24 - $31.91
Hourly Tips $2.50
Overtime $22.46 - $46.52
Annual Data $0$72K
Bonus $254 - $5,096
Commission $11,792
Profit Sharing $201 - $4,966
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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$30,597 - $72,837
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 16 Feb 2019
  • Individuals Reporting: 922

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.

Avionics Technician Pay By Employer

$0$83K

$40,384

$30,383

U.S. Navy
21 profiles
$41,617

$59,631

Bombardier
15 profiles
$54,231

$59,210

$59,618

Gulfstream
9 profiles
$48,672

U.S. Army
8 profiles
$36,973

Textron, Inc.
8 profiles
$51,859

Common Career Paths for Avionics Technician


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Avionics Technicians may progress into high-paying roles like Electrical Engineer, where median compensation is $69K annually. The most common career progression for Avionics Technicians leads to becoming an Electronics Technician, where pay is typically $43K. However, many Avionics Technicians also opt to become Field Service Engineers, a position that pays $60K on average.

Avionics Technician Job Listings

Popular Skills for Avionics Technician


Avionics Technicians generally report applying a varied skill set to their work. Most notably, skills in System Testing, Electronic Equipment Installation, Systems Troubleshooting, and Avionics are correlated to pay that is above average. Most people experienced in Avionics also 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: $50,692

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

Surpassing the national average by 25 percent, Avionics Technicians in Savannah receive some of the highest pay in the country. Avionics Technicians will also find cushy salaries in Dallas (+16 percent), Philadelphia (+13 percent), Tucson (+11 percent), and Wichita (+10 percent). The lowest-paying market is Greensboro, which sits 19 percent below the national average. Below-median salaries also turn up in Las Vegas and Jacksonville (17 percent lower and 13 percent lower, respectively).

Avionics Technician Reviews

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

Avionics Technician in Dallas:
"Greatest job in the World."
Pros: I have always been a tinkerer, and Air Force let me grow in that aspect.
Cons: They focus more on getting promoted to than getting the job done in the most efficient manner.

Avionics Technician in Junction City:
"System Equipment repairer."
Pros: I like that my job supports others in doing their jobs such as moving supplies to places in need via air travel.
Cons: The job is very repetitive and can get tedious.

Avionics Technician in Winston-Salem:
"Pay."
Low pay and inexperience is thriving here.

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

Avionics Technician in Goldsboro:
"Strong teamwork coupled with unbeatable benefits."
Pros: Unbeatable teamwork, reliable service, and working with like-minded individuals to reach a common goal. Benefits and healthcare are also amazing.
Cons: Long hours and lengthy periods away from the family.

Avionics Technician in San Diego:
Pros: Great Benefits. Hours. Company priveledges.
Cons: No comment.

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
6 %
Male
94 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 243 votes.
Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Experience Affects Avionics Technician Salaries

▲13%

▲9%

National Average
$51,000

▼6%

▼19%

Skills That Affect Avionics Technician Salaries

System Testing
▲16%

Electronic Equipment Installation
▼0%

National Average
$51,000


Avionics
▼4%


Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 243 votes.

Gender

Female
6 %
Male
94 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
2%
1-4 years
25%
5-9 years
35%
10-19 years
23%
20 years or more
14%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 84%
dental benefits
Dental: 76%
vision benefits
Vision: 69%
no benefits
None: 14%