Drone Repair Technicians


Drone Repair Technicians


Drone repair technicians use their knowledge of electronics, machinery, and engineering to repair drones. Drones are usually synced with smartphones, so drone repair technicians are also knowledgeable about repairing wireless devices and systems. Drone repair technicians use various tools and techniques to fix drone issues such as broken outer shells, damaged propellers, and overheated motors. They also fix electronic controls and main boards. The U.S. Department of Labor does not provide data on drone repair technicians, but it has...

Quick Facts


Median Salary



Employment Prospects



Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree



Two to three years experience





Personality Traits

Hands On


Unmanned aircraft vehicle technicians earned salaries that ranged from $30,000 to $75,000 in November 2017, according to Indeed.com. Those with more years of experience earned higher wages.

Aircraft mechanics and service technicians earned $62,920 per year in May 2018, according to the Department of Labor. Salaries ranged from $36,760 to $97,820 or more. Avionics technicians earned media...

Work Environment

Drone repair technicians work in offices of technology companies, manufacturing facilities, and drone repair shops. Depending on the job, they may spend time working in a hangar. They also spend time outdoors testing drone operations and systems. Most work 40 hours per week; some companies operate 24/7, so drone repair technicians may work in eight-hour shifts. The job can be stressful at times...


The use of drones for military, commercial, and recreational purposes is expected to continue to grow in the near future. Many people are now able to buy and operate drones, and because many of them are not professionally trained, drone operator mistakes will also be on the rise. The Federal Aviation Administration predicts that there may be 442,000 commercial drones and 3.5 million hobbyist dr...