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Working as a Radio Mechanic

There is more than meets the eye when it comes to being a radio mechanic. For example, did you know that they make an average of $23.0 an hour? That's $47,836 a year!

What Does a Radio Mechanic Do

There are certain skills that many radio mechanics have in order to accomplish their responsibilities. By taking a look through resumes, we were able to narrow down the most common skills for a person in this position. We discovered that a lot of resumes listed technical skills, physical stamina and communication skills.

When it comes to searching for a job, many search for a key term or phrase. Instead, it might be more helpful to search by industry, as you might be missing jobs that you never thought about in industries that you didn't even think offered positions related to the radio mechanic job title. But what industry to start with? Most radio mechanics actually find jobs in the government and manufacturing industries.

How To Become a Radio Mechanic

If you're interested in becoming a radio mechanic, one of the first things to consider is how much education you need. We've determined that 33.3% of radio mechanics have a bachelor's degree. In terms of higher education levels, we found that 0.0% of radio mechanics have master's degrees. Even though some radio mechanics have a college degree, it's possible to become one with only a high school degree or GED.

You may find that experience in other jobs will help you become a radio mechanic. In fact, many radio mechanic jobs require experience in a role such as animal control officer. Meanwhile, many radio mechanics also have previous career experience in roles such as electronic systems technician or radio operator.

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Average Salary$47,836

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Radio Mechanic Demographics

Gender

male

90.3 %

female

9.7 %

Ethnicity

White

63.0 %

Hispanic or Latino

20.1 %

Black or African American

9.5 %

Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

100.0 %
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Radio Mechanic Education

Degrees

Bachelors

33.3 %

Diploma

33.3 %

Associate

33.3 %

Top Colleges for Radio Mechanics

1. Northeastern University

Boston, MA

In-State Tuition
$51,522
Enrollment
13,760

2. California State University - Long Beach

Long Beach, CA

In-State Tuition
$6,798
Enrollment
31,503

3. Purdue University

West Lafayette, IN

In-State Tuition
$9,992
Enrollment
33,495

4. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Pomona, CA

In-State Tuition
$7,353
Enrollment
24,841

5. Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Tallahassee, FL

In-State Tuition
$5,785
Enrollment
7,711

6. Minnesota State University - Mankato

Mankato, MN

In-State Tuition
$8,184
Enrollment
11,675

7. Milwaukee School of Engineering

Milwaukee, WI

In-State Tuition
$40,749
Enrollment
2,582

8. Texas A&M University

College Station, TX

In-State Tuition
$11,870
Enrollment
53,194

9. Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC

In-State Tuition
$3,926
Enrollment
9,835

10. University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

In-State Tuition
$19,080
Enrollment
19,127
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Top Radio Mechanic Employers

1. United States Army
4.0
Avg. Salary: 
$51,026
Radio Mechanics Hired: 
16+
2. United States Navy
3.8
Avg. Salary: 
$45,973
Radio Mechanics Hired: 
1+
3. Dielectrics
4.2
Avg. Salary: 
$44,464
Radio Mechanics Hired: 
1+
4. United States Department of Defense
4.3
Avg. Salary: 
$40,691
Radio Mechanics Hired: 
1+
5. ASI
4.1
Avg. Salary: 
$33,555
Radio Mechanics Hired: 
1+
6. Department of Public Utilities
4.4
Avg. Salary: 
$52,368
Radio Mechanics Hired: 
1+

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