Avionics technicians

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2019 Workforce
30.2k
Average Age
36.5
Estimated Job Growth
6.29%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$51,354
Average Male Salary
$53,632
Average Female Salary
$34,797

About

Avionics technicians are most often employed by the U. S. Navy industry. The average yearly wage for Avionics technicians was $51,354 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Avionics technicians by wage are Tax preparers, Machinists, and Loan interviewers & clerks.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Avionics technicians are Escambia County (South) PUMA, FL, Hanford City PUMA, CA, and Newport News City PUMA, VA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Avionics technicians are Hanford City PUMA, CA, Escambia County (South) PUMA, FL, and Virginia Beach City (South) PUMA, VA.

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 Hanford City PUMA, CA.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$51,354
AVERAGE SALARY
± $4,282

In 2019, Avionics technicians earned an average of $51,354, $4,169 less than than the average national salary of $55,524.

Tax preparers make somewhat more than Avionics technicians while Machinists 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

0.304
WAGE GINI

In 2016, Avionics technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.304, which is lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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 National security & international affairs.

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Industries by Share

30.2k
2019 Workforce
± 4,263
53.2%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 14.7%

The number of people employed as Avionics technicians has been growing at a rate of 53.2%, from 19,679 people in 2018 to 30,154 people in 2019.

This graphic shows the share of Avionics technicians employed by various industries. U. S. Navy employs the largest share of Avionics technicians at  21.8%, followed by Aircraft & parts manufacturing with 16.8% and National security & international affairs with 10.4%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Avionics technicians in the US. The average age of male Avionics technicians in the workforce is 37.5 and of female Avionics technicians is 29.3, and the most common race/ethnicity for Avionics technicians is White (Non-Hispanic).

Gender Composition

26.5k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,997
3.65k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,482

87.9% 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. White (Hispanic)
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)

64.3% of Avionics technicians are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 11.6% of Avionics technicians, White (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

37.5
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.15
29.3
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 4.85

The median age of Avionics technicians is 36.5, and Male employees are generally 8.19 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.
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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 Equipment Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repairing. 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 6.85%, 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
6.85%
NATIONAL AVERAGE

This line chart shows the 10-year projected employment growth (from 2018 to 2028) for Avionics technicians. This profession is expected to grow lower than 6.85%, the average rate of national job growth.

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