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What is an Avionics Technician?

Avionics Technicians are responsible for troubleshooting, and installing avionics (aviation + electronics) equipment on fixed-wing and rotary aircraft. The Avionics Technician is not only responsible for the electronics equipment, but also the wiring that connects components to the power source in the aircraft. Because Avionics Technicians regularly work on flight-critical components of the aircraft, they must adhere to the highest quality standards in all of their work to ensure that all flight passengers and crew are safe while aboard the aircraft. Tools such as irons, voltmeters, magnetos and osciolloscopes may be used to repair avionics equipment.

How much do Avionics Technicians Make?

According to the Bureau Of Labor Statistics as of May 2015, the median Avionics Technician salary was $58,370. The lowest 10% of Avionics Technicians earned less than $34,770 and the highest 10% earned more than $89,050.

How do I become an Avionics Technician?

Becoming an Avionics Technician involves getting the relevant training through an FAA Approved School (A list which can be found here) or meeting the requirements listed by the FAA in order to gain the required certifications.

What determines the salary of an Avionics Technician?

Salaries for Avionics Jobs depends on a variety of factors, including:

  • Number of Years Experience working on Aircraft
  • Education Level
  • Additional Certifications and Licenses Held
  • Geographical location of the work being performed
  • The Employer and Their Willingness To Pay For Skilled Labor

What jobs can you get as an Avionics Technician?

The following are a list of common job titles that are available to Avionics Technicians