Avionics technicians

Detailed Occupation

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2020 Workforce
25.7k
Average Age
35.3
Estimated Job Growth
4.39%
10-year projection
Average Salary
$54,201
Average Male Salary
$55,387
Average Female Salary
$44,056

About

Avionics technicians are most often employed by the Aircraft & parts manufacturing industry. The average yearly wage for Avionics technicians was $54,201 in 2016. The top 3 most similar occupations to Avionics technicians by wage are Archivists, curators, & museum technicians, Maintenance workers, machinery, and Bailiffs.

The top 3 locations that employ the most Avionics technicians are Jacksonville City PUMA, NC, Virginia Beach City (South) PUMA, VA, and Oceanside City & Camp Pendleton PUMA, CA. The top 3 locations with a relatively high concentration of Avionics technicians are Jacksonville City PUMA, NC, Virginia Beach City (South) PUMA, VA, and Craven County PUMA, NC.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Avionics technicians and on wages and locations for those in the field. Aircraft & parts manufacturing 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 Administration of economic programs & space research. Avionics technicians are paid most in Wichita (South) & Derby Cities PUMA, KS but are relatively concentrated in Jacksonville City PUMA, NC.

Wages

Yearly Wage

$54,201
AVERAGE SALARY
± $5,264

In 2020, Avionics technicians earned an average of $54,201, $1,753 less than than the average national salary of $55,954.

Bailiffs make somewhat more than Avionics technicians while Archivists, curators, & museum technicians 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

0.285
WAGE GINI

In 2015, Avionics technicians had a wage GINI coefficient of 0.285, 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

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Industries by Share

25.7k
2020 Workforce
± 3,933
4.7%
1 YEAR GROWTH
± 20.9%

The number of people employed as Avionics technicians has been growing at a rate of 4.7%, from 24,517 people in 2019 to 25,670 people in 2020.

This graphic shows the share of Avionics technicians employed by various industries. Aircraft & parts manufacturing employs the largest share of Avionics technicians at  16.7%, followed by U. S. Navy with 14.8% and U. S. Marines with 12.5%.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Avionics technicians in the US. The average age of male Avionics technicians in the workforce is 35.8 and of female Avionics technicians is 31.4, and the most common race/ethnicity for Avionics technicians is White (Non-Hispanic).

Composition by Sex

23k
MALE WORKFORCE
± 3,722
2.69k
FEMALE WORKFORCE
± 1,272

89.5% of Avionics technicians are Male, making them the more common sex in the occupation. This chart shows the sex 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. Black (Non-Hispanic)

66.5% of Avionics technicians are White (Non-Hispanic), making that the most common race or ethnicity in the occupation. Representing 9.28% 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 Sex

35.8
AVERAGE MALE AGE
± 2.23
31.4
AVERAGE FEMALE AGE
± 5.55

The median age of Avionics technicians is 35.3, and Male employees are generally 4.39 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 Transportation.

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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Projections

Projections on job growth for Avionics Technicians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The 10-year national workforce is projected to grow 3.71%, but Avionics Technicians are expected to see a growth of 4.39% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow more than the national average.

Job Growth

4.39%
Estimated Job Growth
10-year Projection
3.71%
National Growth
10-year Projection

This line chart shows the projected 10-year growth in the number of jobs for Avionics Technicians. This profession is expected to grow more than than 3.71%, the average rate of national job growth.

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