Career Profile

Avionics Technicians

Education Associate's degree
This is the typical education required for an entry-level position.
Earnings $60,600
This is the typical median salary earned for an entry-level position.

Avionics technicians work with aircraft and spacecraft to install, inspect, test, and repair the avionics equipment and electronics

General Information

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

Avionics Technicians

Occupational Outlook

For the Rural Capital Area


Job Opportunities

Over the next five years, an average of 3 openings per year are projected for Avionics Technicians.


Employment Change

Employment for Avionics Technicians is forecasted to increase on par with the regional average by 17.9% between 2022 and 2027.


Earnings Potential

An average worker in this occupation is paid $29.12/hour. Entry level workers are paid $19.17, while experienced workers are paid $34.09. The median wage is above average regional wages across occupations.

Local Employment Opportunities

There are 27 Avionics Technicians in the RCA region. By 2027 this number could reach 32.

Top 5 Employing Industries, Locally

The top industries employing Avionics Technicians are Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing, Support Activities for Air Transportation, and Navigational, Measuring, Electromedical, and Control Instruments Manufacturing.

Knowledge Areas

The top most significant knowledge categories for Avionics Technicians include Computers and Electronics, Mechanical, and English Language.

Educational Attainment Patterns

The most common level of education for Avionics Technicians is Some college, no degree. 35% of people employed in these roles have some form of college degree.

Sources: BLS   JobsEQ®   ONET