Avionics technicians

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Total Workforce

21.7k

Average Age

34.5

Estimated Job Growth

6.29%

10-year projection

Average Salary

$47,861

Average Male Salary

$47,975

Average Female Salary

$47,131

About

Avionics technicians are most often employed by the U. S. Marines industry. The average yearly wage for Avionics technicians was $47,861 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Avionics technicians by wage are Dredge, excavating, & loading machine operators, Dietitians & nutritionists, and Military, rank not specified.

Avionics technicians are part of the Installation, maintenance, & repair occupations, along with Firstline supervisors of mechanics, installers, & repairers, Computer, automated teller, & office machine repairers, Radio & telecommunications equipment installers & repairers, Avionics technicians, Electric motor, power tool, & related repairers, Electronic equipment installers & repairers, motor vehicles, Electronic home entertainment equipment installers & repairers, Security & fire alarm systems installers, Electrical & electronics repairers, transportation equipment, & industrial & utility, Aircraft mechanics & service technicians, Automotive body & related repairers, Automotive glass installers & repairers, Automotive service technicians & mechanics, Bus & truck mechanics & diesel engine specialists, Heavy vehicle & mobile equipment service technicians & mechanics, Small engine mechanics, Miscellaneous vehicle & mobile equipment mechanics, installers, & repairers, Control & valve installers & repairers, Heating, air conditioning, & refrigeration mechanics & installers, Home appliance repairers, Maintenance workers, machinery, Millwrights, Industrial & refractory machinery mechanics, Electrical powerline installers & repairers, Telecommunications line installers & repairers, Precision instrument & equipment repairers, Maintenance & repair workers, general, Coin, vending, & amusement machine servicers & repairers, Locksmiths & safe repairers, Riggers, Helpersinstallation, maintenance, & repair workers , and Miscellaneous installation, maintenance, & repair workers, including wind turbine service technicians

The top 3 locations that employ the most Avionics technicians are Jacksonville City PUMA, NC, Craven County PUMA, NC, and Wayne County PUMA, NC. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Avionics technicians are Jacksonville City PUMA, NC, Craven County PUMA, NC, and Wayne County PUMA, NC.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Avionics technicians and on wages and locations for those in the field. U. S. Marines 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 Services incidental to transportation. Avionics technicians are paid most in Dothan City PUMA, AL but are relatively concentrated in Jacksonville City PUMA, NC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$47,861

AVERAGE SALARY

± $4,674

In 2017, Avionics technicians earned an average of $47,861, $4,204 less than than the average national salary of $52,065.

Military, rank not specified make somewhat more than Avionics technicians while Dredge, excavating, & loading machine 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

0.303

WAGE GINI

In 2017, Avionics technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.303, 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. Marines, Aircraft & parts manufacturing, and National security & international affairs.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries for Avionics technicians, by average wage, are Services incidental to transportation, Aircraft & parts manufacturing, and Air transportation.

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Industries by Share

21.7k

2017 Workforce

± 3,613

-3.66%

1 YEAR GROWTH

± 24.3%

The number of people employed as Avionics technicians has been declining at a rate of -3.66%, from 22,486 people in 2016 to 21,663 people in 2017.

This graphic shows the share of Avionics technicians employed by various industries. U. S. Marines employs the largest share of Avionics technicians at  23.9%, followed by Aircraft & parts manufacturing with 12.4% and National security & international affairs with 10.1%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Avionics technicians in the US. The average age of male Avionics technicians in the workforce is 34.5 and of female Avionics technicians is 34.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Avionics technicians is White.

Gender Composition

18.7k

MALE WORKFORCE

± 3,360

2.93k

FEMALE WORKFORCE

± 1,328

86.5% 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

  2. Black

  3. Other

81.4% of Avionics technicians are White, making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.53% of Avionics technicians, Black 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

34.5

AVERAGE MALE AGE

± 2.56

34.2

AVERAGE FEMALE AGE

± 5.21

The median age of Avionics technicians is 34.5, and Male employees are generally 0.258 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 Engineering but a relatively high number of Avionics technicians hold a major in Engineering.

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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MOST SPECIALIZED 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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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Avionics technicians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Avionics technicians are expected to see a growth of 6.29% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

Job Growth

6.29%

ESTIMATED GROWTH

7.4%

NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2016 to 2026) for Avionics technicians. This profession is expected to grow lower than 7.4%, the average rate of national job growth.

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