Avionics technicians

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Total Workforce

19.7k

Average Age

34.9

Average Salary

$51,163

Average Male Salary

$51,657

Average Female Salary

$45,885

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Avionics technicians and on wages and locations for those in the field. U. S. Navy is the industry that employs the most Avionics technicians, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Avionics technicians, by average wage, is Air transportation. Avionics technicians are paid most in Dothan City PUMA, AL but are relatively concentrated in Virginia Beach City (South) PUMA, VA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$51,163

AVERAGE SALARY

± $5,189

In 2018, Avionics technicians earned an average of $51,163, $2,725 less than than the average national salary of $53,888.

Water & wastewater treatment plant & system operators make somewhat more than Avionics technicians while Construction equipment operators make somewhat less. This chart shows the various occupations closest to Avionics technicians as measured by average annual salary in the US.

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Wage Distribution

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WAGE GINI

In 2018, Avionics technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.247, which is lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly for Avionics technicians (shown in red) than for the overall labor force (shown in gray).

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Wage by Location

This map shows the Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States shaded by average annual wage for Avionics technicians.

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Spatial Concentration

PUMAs with a Relatively High Concentration of Avionics technicians

This map displays which Public Use Microdata Areas (PUMAs) in the United States have a relatively high population of Avionics technicians.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries employing Avionics technicians, by number of employees, are U. S. Navy, Aircraft & parts manufacturing, and Air transportation.

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Industries by Share

19.7k

2018 Workforce

± 3,444

-9.16%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 26.6%

The number of people employed as Avionics technicians has been declining at a rate of -9.16%, from 21,663 people in 2017 to 19,679 people in 2018.

This graphic shows the share of Avionics technicians employed by various industries. U. S. Navy employs the largest share of Avionics technicians at  21.6%, followed by Aircraft & parts manufacturing with 14.7% and Air transportation with 13.9%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Avionics technicians in the US. The average age of male Avionics technicians in the workforce is 35.2 and of female Avionics technicians is 32, and the most common race/ethnicity for Avionics technicians is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

18k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,293

1.68k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,007

91.4% of Avionics technicians are Male, making them the more common gender in the occupation. This chart shows the gender breakdown of Avionics technicians.

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Race & Ethnicity

Most Common Race or Ethnicity of Avionics technicians

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

  2. Black (Non-Hispanic)

  3. White (Hispanic)

63.4% of Avionics technicians are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.5% of Avionics technicians, Black (Non-Hispanic) is the second most common race or ethnicity in this occupation. This chart shows the racial and ethnic breakdown of Avionics technicians.

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Age by Gender

35.2

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.66

32

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 6.83

The median age of Avionics technicians is 34.9, and Male employees are generally 3.22 years older than than their Female counterparts.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Avionics technicians from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Avionics technicians is Business but a relatively high number of Avionics technicians hold a major in Business.

Majors

ACS PUMS data only shows the major for bachelor's degrees. However, we can filter the data based on highest degree obtained.

MOST COMMON MAJORS

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Avionics technicians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Avionics technicians need many skills, but most especially Repairing, Troubleshooting, and Equipment Maintenance. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Avionics technicians need more than the average amount of Installation, Repairing, and Equipment Maintenance.

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