Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

49-2091 Avionics Technicians

Install, inspect, test, adjust, or repair avionics equipment, such as radar, radio, navigation, and missile control systems in aircraft or space vehicles.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
18,320 4.1 % $25.02 $52,050 0.8 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $17.70 $21.48 $25.15 $28.80 $32.48
Annual Wage (2) $36,810 $44,670 $52,320 $59,910 $67,560


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 5,800 1.21 $26.09 $54,270
Support Activities for Air Transportation 4,840 3.14 $22.48 $46,770
Scheduled Air Transportation 2,010 0.49 $27.05 $56,270
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,940 0.10 $25.93 $53,940
Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing 820 0.20 $24.47 $50,900

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Air Transportation 4,840 3.14 $22.48 $46,770
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 5,800 1.21 $26.09 $54,270
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 430 1.05 $24.46 $50,870
Scheduled Air Transportation 2,010 0.49 $27.05 $56,270
Technical and Trade Schools 420 0.27 $26.43 $54,980

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Computer Systems Design and Related Services (8) (8) $28.82 $59,950
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools 30 (7) $27.73 $57,680
Scheduled Air Transportation 2,010 0.49 $27.05 $56,270
Technical and Trade Schools 420 0.27 $26.43 $54,980
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 5,800 1.21 $26.09 $54,270


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 2,340 0.23 1.61 $24.60 $51,170
California 1,680 0.12 0.83 $26.85 $55,850
Georgia 1,680 0.45 3.11 $25.01 $52,030
Florida 1,050 0.15 1.02 $23.31 $48,480
Alabama 920 0.51 3.53 $26.42 $54,960




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alabama 920 0.51 3.53 $26.42 $54,960
Georgia 1,680 0.45 3.11 $25.01 $52,030
Kansas 540 0.41 2.86 $24.41 $50,770
Connecticut 550 0.35 2.40 $28.00 $58,250
Washington 900 0.33 2.32 $25.47 $52,970




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Hawaii 40 0.07 0.45 $29.93 $62,260
New York 240 0.03 0.19 $28.79 $59,870
Connecticut 550 0.35 2.40 $28.00 $58,250
Pennsylvania 280 0.05 0.35 $27.22 $56,610
Massachusetts 560 0.18 1.24 $27.18 $56,530

Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.51 3.53 $25.31 $52,640
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 1,010 0.27 1.84 $26.51 $55,150
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 1,010 0.46 3.19 $24.98 $51,950
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 720 0.54 3.73 $25.76 $53,580
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 510 0.62 4.27 $24.74 $51,460
Wichita, KS 490 1.76 12.22 $24.64 $51,260
Oklahoma City, OK 410 0.75 5.20 $22.99 $47,830
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 390 0.96 6.68 $28.90 $60,110
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 340 0.10 0.67 $26.03 $54,140
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 330 0.20 1.36 $26.89 $55,920




Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Wichita, KS 490 1.76 12.22 $24.64 $51,260
Great Falls, MT 40 1.03 7.13 $12.70 $26,420
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 390 0.96 6.68 $28.90 $60,110
Oklahoma City, OK 410 0.75 5.20 $22.99 $47,830
Mobile, AL 120 0.72 4.99 $18.90 $39,310
Little Rock-North Little Rock-Conway, AR 230 0.70 4.84 $18.14 $37,730
Lafayette, LA 100 0.68 4.69 $22.04 $45,850
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 510 0.62 4.27 $24.74 $51,460
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 720 0.54 3.73 $25.76 $53,580
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 1,020 0.51 3.53 $25.31 $52,640




Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $34.30 $71,340
Lake Charles, LA 40 0.48 3.31 $31.73 $66,000
West Palm Beach-Boca Raton-Boynton Beach, FL Metropolitan Division 120 0.24 1.68 $29.45 $61,250
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 140 0.12 0.83 $29.01 $60,340
Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT 390 0.96 6.68 $28.90 $60,110
Poughkeepsie-Newburgh-Middletown, NY (8) (8) (8) $28.78 $59,860
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 200 0.11 0.76 $28.54 $59,360
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA (8) (8) (8) $28.43 $59,120
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 130 0.10 0.70 $27.72 $57,650
Crestview-Fort Walton Beach-Destin, FL 30 0.46 3.22 $27.64 $57,480

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.76 5.27 $25.45 $52,930

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.76 5.27 $25.45 $52,930

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 130 0.76 5.27 $25.45 $52,930
New Iberia nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $23.12 $48,100


About May 2010 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2010 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2010 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011

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