Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
17,070 5.4 % $26.15 $54,390 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $18.13 $22.30 $26.31 $30.61 $34.70
Annual Wage (2) $37,710 $46,380 $54,720 $63,670 $72,170


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)
Support Activities for Air Transportation 5,560 3.41 $23.64 $49,180
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 4,790 1.01 $28.69 $59,670
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 1,920 0.09 $26.25 $54,590
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,900 0.46 $27.50 $57,210
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 430 0.03 $26.37 $54,850

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 5,560 3.41 $23.64 $49,180
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 4,790 1.01 $28.69 $59,670
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 310 0.76 $25.84 $53,740
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,900 0.46 $27.50 $57,210
Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance 430 0.44 $22.70 $47,220

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) $28.69 $59,680
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 4,790 1.01 $28.69 $59,670
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,900 0.46 $27.50 $57,210
Technical and Trade Schools 210 0.13 $26.60 $55,340
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 430 0.03 $26.37 $54,850


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 1,620 0.16 1.18 $25.06 $52,120
California 1,370 0.10 0.73 $27.04 $56,250
Washington 1,280 0.47 3.52 $29.20 $60,730
Alabama 1,170 0.65 4.85 $26.88 $55,900
Georgia 1,170 0.31 2.32 $25.91 $53,900




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)
Nebraska 650 0.72 5.40 $27.33 $56,850
Alabama 1,170 0.65 4.85 $26.88 $55,900
Kansas 760 0.58 4.39 $29.23 $60,800
Washington 1,280 0.47 3.52 $29.20 $60,730
Georgia 1,170 0.31 2.32 $25.91 $53,900




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $31.30 $65,100
Hawaii 30 0.06 0.42 $30.46 $63,350
Maryland 110 0.04 0.33 $29.91 $62,220
Kansas 760 0.58 4.39 $29.23 $60,800
Washington 1,280 0.47 3.52 $29.20 $60,730





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)
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,170 0.86 6.43 $29.53 $61,430
Wichita, KS 710 2.54 19.08 $29.60 $61,570
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 580 0.28 2.13 $26.57 $55,270
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 540 1.21 9.10 $28.23 $58,720
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 490 0.22 1.66 $26.28 $54,660
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 380 0.45 3.35 $22.29 $46,370
Oklahoma City, OK 310 0.54 4.09 $24.82 $51,630
Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ 250 0.15 1.12 $27.03 $56,210
St. Louis, MO-IL 220 0.18 1.32 $24.51 $50,990
Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO 210 0.17 1.30 $23.93 $49,770




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 710 2.54 19.08 $29.60 $61,570
Omaha-Council Bluffs, NE-IA 540 1.21 9.10 $28.23 $58,720
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,170 0.86 6.43 $29.53 $61,430
Pensacola-Ferry Pass-Brent, FL 120 0.79 5.92 $22.14 $46,040
Mobile, AL 130 0.76 5.73 $19.52 $40,600
Oklahoma City, OK 310 0.54 4.09 $24.82 $51,630
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 380 0.45 3.35 $22.29 $46,370
Greensboro-High Point, NC 150 0.44 3.29 $21.87 $45,500
Tucson, AZ 140 0.41 3.06 $26.99 $56,140
Lake Charles, LA 30 0.36 2.69 $28.97 $60,250




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)
Philadelphia, PA Metropolitan Division 60 0.03 0.25 $33.73 $70,160
Honolulu, HI 30 0.08 0.57 $30.46 $63,350
Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX (8) (8) (8) $29.99 $62,380
Wichita, KS 710 2.54 19.08 $29.60 $61,570
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 1,170 0.86 6.43 $29.53 $61,430
Lake Charles, LA 30 0.36 2.69 $28.97 $60,250
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 50 0.06 0.42 $28.92 $60,160
Baltimore-Towson, MD 80 0.07 0.50 $28.58 $59,440
Pittsburgh, PA 50 0.05 0.35 $28.57 $59,430
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $28.50 $59,280

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 210 1.19 8.92 $25.69 $53,420
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 210 1.64 12.35 $20.68 $43,010

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)
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 210 1.64 12.35 $20.68 $43,010
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 210 1.19 8.92 $25.69 $53,420

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)
Northern Indiana nonmetropolitan area (8) (8) (8) $29.63 $61,640
Northeastern North Carolina nonmetropolitan area 210 1.19 8.92 $25.69 $53,420
Southwest Alabama nonmetropolitan area 210 1.64 12.35 $20.68 $43,010


About May 2011 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.

(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 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 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: March 27, 2012

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