Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

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)
17,150 3.1 % $28.11 $58,460 1.2 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $16.95 $22.96 $27.36 $33.80 $41.02
Annual Wage (2) $35,260 $47,760 $56,910 $70,290 $85,320


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 5,330 1.08 $31.25 $65,000
Support Activities for Air Transportation 5,080 2.92 $25.33 $52,690
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,790 0.09 $26.72 $55,570
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,390 0.34 $33.75 $70,200
Employment Services 790 0.02 $20.46 $42,550

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 5,080 2.92 $25.33 $52,690
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 5,330 1.08 $31.25 $65,000
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 270 0.73 $28.59 $59,460
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,390 0.34 $33.75 $70,200
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 340 0.33 $25.00 $52,010

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,390 0.34 $33.75 $70,200
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 480 0.04 $32.27 $67,110
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 5,330 1.08 $31.25 $65,000
Local Government (OES Designation) 40 (7) $30.69 $63,830
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 270 0.73 $28.59 $59,460


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 1,870 0.12 0.97 $32.76 $68,130
Texas 1,660 0.15 1.17 $24.54 $51,050
Florida 1,630 0.21 1.68 $25.80 $53,670
Georgia 1,460 0.37 2.89 $28.35 $58,970
Washington 1,310 0.45 3.55 $35.91 $74,700



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 650 0.48 3.75 $27.03 $56,210
Washington 1,310 0.45 3.55 $35.91 $74,700
Alabama 750 0.40 3.17 $28.82 $59,950
Georgia 1,460 0.37 2.89 $28.35 $58,970
Alaska 120 0.36 2.88 $32.81 $68,230



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Washington 1,310 0.45 3.55 $35.91 $74,700
Hawaii 130 0.20 1.61 $34.00 $70,710
Alaska 120 0.36 2.88 $32.81 $68,230
California 1,870 0.12 0.97 $32.76 $68,130
Massachusetts 100 0.03 0.23 $32.57 $67,740




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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 800 0.34 2.65 $30.04 $62,490
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 740 0.18 1.43 $30.73 $63,920
Wichita, KS 600 2.08 16.40 $27.63 $57,470
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 570 0.61 4.83 $25.81 $53,690
San Francisco-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.42 3.30 $38.35 $79,780
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 400 0.39 3.04 $24.92 $51,830
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 370 0.20 1.57 $31.45 $65,420
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 370 0.20 1.59 $23.10 $48,050
Oklahoma City, OK 350 0.58 4.59 $25.40 $52,830
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 350 0.15 1.22 $23.29 $48,450



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 600 2.08 16.40 $27.63 $57,470
Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA 190 1.65 13.00 $22.88 $47,580
Huntsville, AL 300 1.43 11.24 $28.27 $58,800
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 90 1.15 9.05 $20.26 $42,150
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 570 0.61 4.83 $25.81 $53,690
Oklahoma City, OK 350 0.58 4.59 $25.40 $52,830
Greensboro-High Point, NC 190 0.54 4.24 $24.04 $50,000
Tucson, AZ 180 0.52 4.07 $27.60 $57,410
Jacksonville, FL 310 0.51 4.03 $26.97 $56,090
Anchorage, AK 80 0.48 3.76 $34.74 $72,260



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-San Mateo-Redwood City, CA Metropolitan Division 450 0.42 3.30 $38.35 $79,780
Anchorage, AK 80 0.48 3.76 $34.74 $72,260
Honolulu, HI 120 0.27 2.14 $34.20 $71,130
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 280 0.21 1.68 $33.30 $69,260
New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA 60 0.12 0.93 $32.99 $68,630
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 200 0.05 0.42 $32.04 $66,650
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 50 0.04 0.29 $31.90 $66,350
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 370 0.20 1.57 $31.45 $65,420
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 110 0.09 0.68 $31.38 $65,270
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 740 0.18 1.43 $30.73 $63,920

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 3.04 23.97 $32.48 $67,550
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 170 0.78 6.15 $24.31 $50,560
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 30 0.26 2.08 $27.21 $56,590

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 3.04 23.97 $32.48 $67,550
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 170 0.78 6.15 $24.31 $50,560
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 30 0.26 2.08 $27.21 $56,590

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 3.04 23.97 $32.48 $67,550
Eastern New Mexico nonmetropolitan area 30 0.26 2.08 $27.21 $56,590
Northeast Mississippi nonmetropolitan area 170 0.78 6.15 $24.31 $50,560


About May 2014 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.

(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 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015