Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2015

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)
17,340 3.5 % $28.94 $60,200 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.77 $23.50 $28.15 $34.83 $42.10
Annual Wage (2) $36,960 $48,880 $58,540 $72,440 $87,570


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 5,290 1.08 $32.03 $66,630
Support Activities for Air Transportation 5,240 2.84 $26.48 $55,090
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,720 0.09 $26.98 $56,110
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,260 0.31 $34.89 $72,580
Employment Services 880 0.02 $21.35 $44,420

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 5,240 2.84 $26.48 $55,090
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 5,290 1.08 $32.03 $66,630
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 250 0.63 $28.67 $59,640
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,260 0.31 $34.89 $72,580
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 790 0.20 $29.57 $61,500

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scientific Research and Development Services 80 0.01 $45.49 $94,620
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,260 0.31 $34.89 $72,580
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 330 0.02 $32.14 $66,850
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 5,290 1.08 $32.03 $66,630
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 790 0.20 $29.57 $61,500


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)
California 1,970 0.13 1.01 $33.16 $68,970
Florida 1,790 0.23 1.80 $27.54 $57,290
Texas 1,630 0.14 1.12 $26.48 $55,070
Georgia 1,540 0.37 2.97 $29.25 $60,830
Washington 1,390 0.47 3.70 $36.07 $75,020



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)
Kansas 700 0.51 4.08 $28.04 $58,330
Washington 1,390 0.47 3.70 $36.07 $75,020
Alabama 770 0.41 3.24 $29.67 $61,700
Georgia 1,540 0.37 2.97 $29.25 $60,830
Alaska 100 0.31 2.48 $34.06 $70,840



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Massachusetts 100 0.03 0.23 $37.55 $78,110
Washington 1,390 0.47 3.70 $36.07 $75,020
Alaska 100 0.31 2.48 $34.06 $70,840
Hawaii 130 0.21 1.68 $33.37 $69,410
California 1,970 0.13 1.01 $33.16 $68,970




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 1,220 0.79 6.30 (8) (8)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA 840 0.34 2.70 $30.85 $64,170
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 770 0.19 1.49 $31.94 $66,440
Wichita, KS 650 2.20 17.49 $28.42 $59,110
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 520 0.54 4.27 $28.25 $58,760
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.45 3.54 $39.42 $82,000
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 450 0.24 1.89 $24.31 $50,570
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 420 0.38 3.05 $26.59 $55,310
Savannah, GA 400 2.47 19.68 $28.84 $59,980
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 380 0.17 1.31 $24.10 $50,130



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)
Savannah, GA 400 2.47 19.68 $28.84 $59,980
Wichita, KS 650 2.20 17.49 $28.42 $59,110
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 190 1.60 12.75 $23.25 $48,370
Huntsville, AL 290 1.35 10.72 $29.05 $60,420
California-Lexington Park, MD 50 1.13 9.01 $31.52 $65,560
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,220 0.79 6.30 (8) (8)
Ogden-Clearfield, UT 160 0.69 5.47 $26.75 $55,630
Oklahoma City, OK 370 0.60 4.78 $25.32 $52,660
Corpus Christi, TX 100 0.55 4.34 $29.58 $61,520
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 520 0.54 4.27 $28.25 $58,760



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)
San Francisco-Redwood City-South San Francisco, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.45 3.54 $39.42 $82,000
New Orleans-Metairie, LA 70 0.13 1.06 $34.34 $71,420
Bakersfield, CA 110 0.38 3.00 $33.53 $69,740
Urban Honolulu, HI 130 0.28 2.26 $33.49 $69,660
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 250 0.09 0.69 $32.86 $68,350
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $32.44 $67,480
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 210 0.16 1.26 $32.20 $66,980
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade, CA 60 0.07 0.53 $32.19 $66,950
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO (8) (8) (8) $32.01 $66,590
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 40 0.03 0.27 $31.98 $66,510

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)
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 260 3.10 24.67 $32.82 $68,260
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 30 0.22 1.76 $21.72 $45,170

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 260 3.10 24.67 $32.82 $68,260
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 30 0.22 1.76 $21.72 $45,170

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)
Southeast Alabama nonmetropolitan area 260 3.10 24.67 $32.82 $68,260
Southern Ohio non-metropolitan area 30 0.22 1.76 $21.72 $45,170


About May 2015 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 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.

(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 2015 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2015 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 30, 2016