Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2012

49-2091 Avionics Technicians

Install, inspect, test, adjust, or repair avionics equipment, such as radar, radio, navigation, and missile control systems in aircraft or space vehicles.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
16,810 5.4 % $26.65 $55,440 0.9 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.82 $22.70 $26.61 $31.20 $35.47
Annual Wage (2) $39,150 $47,210 $55,350 $64,890 $73,770


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 5,100 1.03 $29.00 $60,330
Support Activities for Air Transportation 4,680 2.92 $23.94 $49,780
Scheduled Air Transportation 2,060 0.49 $28.40 $59,060
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 2,000 0.10 $26.22 $54,540
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 510 0.51 $22.58 $46,970

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Air Transportation 4,680 2.92 $23.94 $49,780
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 5,100 1.03 $29.00 $60,330
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 290 0.70 $28.21 $58,670
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 510 0.51 $22.58 $46,970
Scheduled Air Transportation 2,060 0.49 $28.40 $59,060

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Management of Companies and Enterprises 60 (7) $31.53 $65,580
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 5,100 1.03 $29.00 $60,330
Scheduled Air Transportation 2,060 0.49 $28.40 $59,060
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 290 0.70 $28.21 $58,670
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 440 0.03 $28.05 $58,350


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 1,390 0.13 1.02 $24.83 $51,640
California 1,390 0.10 0.75 $27.91 $58,050
Washington 1,280 0.46 3.59 $30.00 $62,400
Georgia 1,230 0.32 2.50 $25.95 $53,970
Florida 970 0.13 1.03 $24.44 $50,840




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nebraska 670 0.73 5.65 $27.84 $57,910
Oklahoma 930 0.61 4.70 $25.19 $52,390
Kansas 800 0.60 4.67 $29.25 $60,830
Washington 1,280 0.46 3.59 $30.00 $62,400
Georgia 1,230 0.32 2.50 $25.95 $53,970




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 30 0.06 0.46 $32.48 $67,550
Pennsylvania 180 0.03 0.24 $30.35 $63,130
Washington 1,280 0.46 3.59 $30.00 $62,400
Kansas 800 0.60 4.67 $29.25 $60,830
New York (8) (8) (8) $29.15 $60,630





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,170 0.83 6.46 $30.31 $63,040
Wichita, KS 730 2.61 20.21 $29.97 $62,340
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 550 1.22 9.48 $28.79 $59,890
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 500 0.24 1.86 $28.06 $58,360
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 490 0.22 1.68 $26.00 $54,080
Oklahoma City, OK 310 0.54 4.16 $24.75 $51,480
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 250 0.28 2.18 $17.17 $35,700
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 230 0.09 0.66 $23.50 $48,870
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 210 0.12 0.94 $27.87 $57,970
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 210 0.17 1.31 $26.34 $54,790




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wichita, KS 730 2.61 20.21 $29.97 $62,340
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 550 1.22 9.48 $28.79 $59,890
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,170 0.83 6.46 $30.31 $63,040
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 80 0.56 4.32 $23.85 $49,600
Huntsville, AL 110 0.55 4.29 $23.53 $48,940
Oklahoma City, OK 310 0.54 4.16 $24.75 $51,480
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 60 0.52 4.03 $21.73 $45,200
Greensboro-High Point, NC 160 0.47 3.65 $21.92 $45,590
Tucson, AZ 150 0.43 3.36 $27.14 $56,450
Shreveport-Bossier City, LA 70 0.39 2.99 $26.67 $55,470




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Honolulu, HI 30 0.08 0.62 $32.48 $67,550
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY 50 0.22 1.71 $32.15 $66,880
Pittsburgh, PA 60 0.05 0.40 $30.40 $63,230
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,170 0.83 6.46 $30.31 $63,040
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 60 0.07 0.52 $30.23 $62,870
Wichita, KS 730 2.61 20.21 $29.97 $62,340
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $29.80 $61,990
Charleston-North Charleston-Summerville, SC 50 0.16 1.28 $29.72 $61,810
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $29.13 $60,580
Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, FL 60 0.31 2.42 $28.94 $60,200

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 300 1.74 13.52 $25.66 $53,370
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 220 2.66 20.60 (8) (8)
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 220 1.73 13.45 $20.83 $43,320
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 180 0.82 6.37 $23.36 $48,590
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.97 $26.71 $55,550

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 220 2.66 20.60 (8) (8)
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 300 1.74 13.52 $25.66 $53,370
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 220 1.73 13.45 $20.83 $43,320
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 180 0.82 6.37 $23.36 $48,590
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.97 $26.71 $55,550

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Central Missouri nonmetropolitan area 40 0.25 1.97 $26.71 $55,550
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 300 1.74 13.52 $25.66 $53,370
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 180 0.82 6.37 $23.36 $48,590
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 220 1.73 13.45 $20.83 $43,320


About May 2012 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2012 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2012 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 29, 2013