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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Avionics Technician Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$39,510
25th Percentile Wage
$50,900
50th Percentile Wage
$60,760
75th Percentile Wage
$73,020
90th Percentile Wage
$83,260

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 $83,260. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $60,760. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $39,510. We note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 110% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of avionics technicians from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201660,7603.65%8.90%
201558,5402.78%-
201456,9101.62%-
201355,9901.14%-
201255,350--

Table 2. Avionics Technician Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of avionics technicians in 9 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 $70,560. The lowest paying sector is the administrative and support and waste management and remediation services sector (annual salary $46,690).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$70,560
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$65,970
Manufacturing
$62,550
Transportation and Warehousing
$61,940
Educational Services
$58,040
Federal, State, and Local Government
$56,170
Other Services (except Federal, State, and Local Government)
$52,040
Wholesale Trade
$50,080
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$46,690

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 $46,570 to $73,390. The highest paying state for avionics technicians is Washington with a median annual salary of $73,390. The lowest paying state is Tennessee with a median annual salary of $46,570. For more salary information of avionics technicians profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Washington
$73,390
New York
$70,910
Colorado
$69,120
Alaska
$68,430
California
$66,640
Nevada
$64,370
Oklahoma
$64,150
Hawaii
$63,440
New Mexico
$63,350
Michigan
$63,210
New Hampshire
$62,730
New Jersey
$61,650
Arizona
$61,400
Georgia
$61,050
Virginia
$60,440
Pennsylvania
$60,060
West Virginia
$59,810
South Carolina
$59,480
Oregon
$59,390
Texas
$59,120
Kansas
$58,920
Louisiana
$58,640
Minnesota
$57,890
Mississippi
$57,310
Utah
$57,120
Maryland
$57,100
Florida
$56,830
Ohio
$56,430
North Carolina
$55,950
Kentucky
$55,600
Wisconsin
$54,340
Delaware
$54,310
Illinois
$53,780
Nebraska
$53,480
Idaho
$52,920
Missouri
$52,810
Indiana
$50,060
Arkansas
$49,490
Tennessee
$46,570


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