Avionics Technician Salary Information

The salary statistics of avionics technicians are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of avionics technicians within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The avionics technicians annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Avionics Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,960
25th Percentile Wage
$51,760
50th Percentile Wage
$62,650
75th Percentile Wage
$76,770
90th Percentile Wage
$91,390

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for avionics technicians. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) avionics technicians is $91,390. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $62,650. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,960. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 128% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of avionics technicians from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$62,650
3.02% 11.65%
2016
$60,760
3.65% -
2015
$58,540
2.78% -
2014
$56,910
1.62% -
2013
$55,990
1.14% -
2012
$55,350
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Table 2. Avionics Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of avionics technicians in 10 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for avionics technicians occupations is the management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $74,080. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $44,820).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$74,080
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$68,530
Manufacturing
$67,940
Transportation and Warehousing
$60,180
Educational Services
$59,700
Federal, State, and Local Government
$57,450
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$51,170
Wholesale Trade
$50,080
Retail Trade
$45,940
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$44,820

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Avionics Technicians by States

From the above tables we note that not only avionics technicians salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of avionics technicians in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $38,160 to $90,360. The highest paying state for avionics technicians is Connecticut with a median annual salary of $90,360. The lowest paying state is Illinois with a median annual salary of $38,160. For more salary information of avionics technicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Connecticut
$90,360
Puerto Rico
$81,740
Washington
$73,390
Maryland
$71,850
New York
$71,550
Massachusetts
$70,480
Hawaii
$70,390
Colorado
$69,120
Alaska
$69,070
California
$68,800
New Jersey
$64,890
Nevada
$64,800
Michigan
$64,140
New Mexico
$63,740
Virginia
$63,250
Georgia
$63,050
Arizona
$62,880
Oregon
$61,400
New Hampshire
$61,250
West Virginia
$59,810
Mississippi
$59,730
Delaware
$59,180
Pennsylvania
$59,120
Kansas
$58,890
Utah
$57,890
Texas
$57,860
Oklahoma
$57,460
Minnesota
$57,230
Florida
$57,200
Tennessee
$56,910
South Carolina
$56,880
Missouri
$56,690
Kentucky
$55,600
Wisconsin
$54,340
Alabama
$54,160
North Carolina
$54,020
Louisiana
$53,630
Nebraska
$53,480
Indiana
$52,710
Ohio
$51,350
Arkansas
$50,690
Idaho
$48,440
Illinois
$38,160



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