Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 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.
Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Test and troubleshoot instruments, components, and assemblies, using circuit testers, oscilloscopes, or voltmeters. Keep records of maintenance and repair work. Adjust, repair, or replace malfunctioning components or assemblies, using hand tools or soldering irons. Install electrical and electronic components, assemblies, and systems in aircraft, using hand tools, power tools, or soldering irons. Set up and operate ground support and test equipment to perform functional flight tests of electrical and electronic systems. Assemble components such as switches, electrical controls, and junction boxes, using hand tools or soldering irons. Lay out installation of aircraft assemblies and systems, following documentation such as blueprints, manuals, and wiring diagrams. Connect components to assemblies such as radio systems, instruments, magnetos, inverters, and in-flight refueling systems, using hand tools and soldering irons. Interpret flight test data to diagnose malfunctions and systemic performance problems. Coordinate work with that of engineers, technicians, and other aircraft maintenance personnel. Fabricate parts and test aids as required. Assemble prototypes or models of circuits, instruments, and systems for use in testing.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Good
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $20.31   Entry $42,252.00
Mean $26.77   Mean $55,677.00
Experience $29.99 Experience $62,390.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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