Avionics News December 2013 - 10

2013 Rate and Labor Survey Results
Available to AEA Members
RATE & L
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The Aircraft Electronics Association's members continue
to find reasons to believe business growth is on the horizon.
According to this year's Rate & Labor Survey, the AEA's East
and West regions in the U.S. show considerably more shops
expect business to increase within the next 12 months.
More than 20 percent of the AEA's U.S., Canada and South
Pacific member repair stations responded to this year's Rate
and Labor Survey. Of those, 62 percent said they expect business to increase this year compared to 56 percent in 2012. In
addition, only 2 percent expect a decrease in business compared
to the 6 percent that expected a decrease in 2012. Growth is
expected in the number of installations, modifications, upgrades
and completions, specifically with ADS-B.
Rotorcraft activity continues to climb, as 80 percent or more
of AEA members report the profile of the aircraft they maintain now includes pistons, turboprops and rotorcraft, while the
number of shops reporting jet activity inched up 5 points to 67
percent.
"With the uncertainty of an election year behind us, businesses are able to focus their efforts on maintaining and retrofitting aircraft and quite possibly have a more focused growth
strategy and positive outlook," said Mike Adamson, AEA vice

surv
president of member programs
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and education. "A sign that
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shops are hiring again is evident
by the increased employment
advertisements in Avionics
News and our most significant decrease in the average
years of experience for
member technicians since
2008. A younger workforce,
increased wages, a 19 percent jump in the number of installation
technicians needed and indicators that qualified technicians are
more difficult to find all point to renewed hiring activity."
This annual survey examines and compares shop and labor
rates by national and international regions. It also shows
employee benefit/compensation package information, a profile
of technician experience, regional employment demand and a
business outlook perspective.
AEA members may view the entire survey results online
with a member login at www.aea.net/memberservices/rateandlabor.asp. q
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SHOP RATES

WEST U.S.

Service	
					$		98.
Install	
43
					$		93.
Engineer
03
ing	 					$
Instrume
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nt	 					$ 05.90
		98.62

CENTRAL U.S.

SHOP RATES

Service	
					$92.8
Install	
3
					$82.0
Engineer
1
ing	 					$
Instrume
99.58
nt	 					$
94.48

LABOR

Start
Bench	
Top
$16.22	
Install	
$28.86
$16.45	
Instrume
$27.42
nt		 $16.
54	 $30.
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SHOP RATES

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LABOR

Start

Bench	
Top
$18.19	
Install	
$29.08
$16.22	
Instrume
$28.86
nt		 $18.
81	 $28.
96

SOUTH PAC

SHOP RATES

Lee's	Su

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Service	
					$110.
Install	
40
					$104.
Engineer
70
ing	 					$
113.44
Instrume
nt	 					$
109.60

Start

Bench	
Top
$17.64	
Install	
$34.39
$17.76	
Instrume
$35.05
nt		 $18.
20	 $33.
80

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EAST U.S.

CANADA

Service	
dian	$)
					$		98.
Install	
22
					$		95.
Engineer
74
ing	 					$
Instrume
105.88
nt	 					$
		94.43

LABOR

SHOP RATES

Service	
					$91.2
Install	
7
					$85.2
Engineer
6
ing	 					$
98.77
Instrume
nt	 					$
97.22

LABOR

Start
Bench	
Top
$16.89	
Install	
$25.25
$15.58	
Instrume
$25.61
nt		 $16.
29	 $24.
29

LABOR

Start

Bench	
Top
$23.81	
Install	
$40.28
$22.93	
Instrume
$42.85
nt		 $23.
23	 $38.
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Avionics News December 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Avionics News December 2013

Point of Communication
AEA Now
The View From Washington
International News and Regulatory Updates
Beltway Briefing
Want to be Found ... and Legal?
Member Profile
Trig Avionics Ltd.
Avionics News Through the Years
EEDirect
A Conversation With...
Member Profile
Avotek Publishes New AET Study Guide
Civil UAV's
Business Basics
AEA Newsmakers at NBAA Convention
What's New
Marketplace Classifieds
Avionics News December 2013 - Intro
Avionics News December 2013 - Cover1
Avionics News December 2013 - Cover2
Avionics News December 2013 - 1
Avionics News December 2013 - 2
Avionics News December 2013 - 3
Avionics News December 2013 - Point of Communication
Avionics News December 2013 - 5
Avionics News December 2013 - AEA Now
Avionics News December 2013 - 7
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Avionics News December 2013 - 13
Avionics News December 2013 - The View From Washington
Avionics News December 2013 - 15
Avionics News December 2013 - International News and Regulatory Updates
Avionics News December 2013 - 17
Avionics News December 2013 - 18
Avionics News December 2013 - Beltway Briefing
Avionics News December 2013 - Want to be Found ... and Legal?
Avionics News December 2013 - 21
Avionics News December 2013 - 22
Avionics News December 2013 - 23
Avionics News December 2013 - Member Profile
Avionics News December 2013 - 25
Avionics News December 2013 - 26
Avionics News December 2013 - 27
Avionics News December 2013 - Trig Avionics Ltd.
Avionics News December 2013 - 29
Avionics News December 2013 - 30
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Avionics News December 2013 - 32
Avionics News December 2013 - 33
Avionics News December 2013 - Avionics News Through the Years
Avionics News December 2013 - 35
Avionics News December 2013 - EEDirect
Avionics News December 2013 - 37
Avionics News December 2013 - 38
Avionics News December 2013 - 39
Avionics News December 2013 - A Conversation With...
Avionics News December 2013 - 41
Avionics News December 2013 - Member Profile
Avionics News December 2013 - 43
Avionics News December 2013 - 44
Avionics News December 2013 - 45
Avionics News December 2013 - Avotek Publishes New AET Study Guide
Avionics News December 2013 - 47
Avionics News December 2013 - 48
Avionics News December 2013 - 49
Avionics News December 2013 - Civil UAV's
Avionics News December 2013 - 51
Avionics News December 2013 - 52
Avionics News December 2013 - 53
Avionics News December 2013 - Business Basics
Avionics News December 2013 - 55
Avionics News December 2013 - 56
Avionics News December 2013 - 57
Avionics News December 2013 - AEA Newsmakers at NBAA Convention
Avionics News December 2013 - 59
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Avionics News December 2013 - What's New
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Avionics News December 2013 - Marketplace Classifieds
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