Avionics technicians are below average when it comes to happiness.

At CareerExplorer, we conduct an ongoing survey with millions of people and ask them how satisfied they are with their careers. As it turns out, avionics technicians rate their career happiness 3.0 out of 5 stars which puts them in the bottom 34% of careers.

To put this into perspective, we compared how happy avionics technicians are to similar careers in the industry. Take a look at the results below:

Salaries and satisfaction ratings in similar careers

Career Satisfaction Avg Salary
Radio frequency specialist
3.1
$105k
Millwright
3.1
$60k
Shipmate
3.1
$82k
Freight and cargo inspector
3.1
$80k
Avionics technician
3.0
$69k
Mechanical engineer
3.0
$95k
Auto body repairer
3.0
$47k
Ship engineer
3.0
$82k
Power plant operator
3.0
$81k

So what does it mean to be happy in your career? Let’s break it down into different dimensions:

  • Salary: Are avionics technicians happy with their salary?
  • Meaning: Do avionics technicians find their jobs meaningful?
  • Personality fit: How well suited are people’s personalities to their everyday tasks as avionics technicians?
  • Work environment: How enjoyable are avionics technician’s work environments?
  • Skills utilization: Are avionics technicians making the best use of their abilities?

Are avionics technicians happy with their salary?

Avionics technicians rated their satisfaction with their salaries 3.0/5. Few are explicitly unhappy with their salaries, with most avionics technicians having generally positive views of their salary.

We asked avionics technicians how fairly compensated they are for their work.
Their response was:

3.0 out of 5 stars

437 avionics technicians

5 Star
13%

13% of avionics technicians rated their compensation 5 stars

4 Star
23%

23% of avionics technicians rated their compensation 4 stars

3 Star
29%

29% of avionics technicians rated their compensation 3 stars

2 Star
23%

23% of avionics technicians rated their compensation 2 stars

1 Star
12%

12% of avionics technicians rated their compensation 1 stars

Do avionics technicians find their jobs meaningful?

On average, avionics technicians rate the meaningfulness of their work a 3.0/5. While most avionics technicians aren’t very fulfilled by their work, some people may still manage to find meaning in it.

We asked avionics technicians how meaningful they found their work.
Their response was:

3.0 out of 5 stars

439 avionics technicians

5 Star
14%

14% of avionics technicians rated how meaningful they found their career 5 stars

4 Star
21%

21% of avionics technicians rated how meaningful they found their career 4 stars

3 Star
26%

26% of avionics technicians rated how meaningful they found their career 3 stars

2 Star
23%

23% of avionics technicians rated how meaningful they found their career 2 stars

1 Star
15%

15% of avionics technicians rated how meaningful they found their career 1 stars

How well are people’s personalities suited to everyday tasks as avionics technicians?

Avionics technicians rated their personality fit with their work an average of 3.8/5. The majority of avionics technicians find their personalities quite well suited to their work, with relatively few having complaints about their fit.

We asked avionics technicians how well their personalities fit into their careers.
Their response was:

3.8 out of 5 stars

480 avionics technicians

5 Star
30%

30% of avionics technicians rated their career fit 5 stars

4 Star
39%

39% of avionics technicians rated their career fit 4 stars

3 Star
19%

19% of avionics technicians rated their career fit 3 stars

2 Star
8%

8% of avionics technicians rated their career fit 2 stars

1 Star
5%

5% of avionics technicians rated their career fit 1 stars

How enjoyable is an avionics technician’s work environment?

As a whole, avionics technicians rated their enjoyment of their work environment 3.5/5. A solid majority of avionics technicians enjoy their work environment, probably contributing to overall higher satisfaction with working as an avionics technician.

We asked avionics technicians how much they enjoyed their work environment.
Their response was:

3.5 out of 5 stars

482 avionics technicians

5 Star
23%

23% of avionics technicians rated their work environment 5 stars

4 Star
33%

33% of avionics technicians rated their work environment 4 stars

3 Star
27%

27% of avionics technicians rated their work environment 3 stars

2 Star
10%

10% of avionics technicians rated their work environment 2 stars

1 Star
7%

7% of avionics technicians rated their work environment 1 stars

Are avionics technicians making the best use of their abilities?

Former avionics technicians on CareerExplorer have rated their skills utilization 3.2/5. Most avionics technicians are satisfied with how well their abilities are skills are made of use.

We asked avionics technicians how well their abilities were used in their careers.
Their response was:

3.2 out of 5 stars

479 avionics technicians

5 Star
20%

20% of avionics technicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 5 stars

4 Star
25%

25% of avionics technicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 4 stars

3 Star
23%

23% of avionics technicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 3 stars

2 Star
21%

21% of avionics technicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 2 stars

1 Star
11%

11% of avionics technicians rated their how well their skills were utilized in their career 1 stars