Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014

53-2022 Airfield Operations Specialists

Ensure the safe takeoff and landing of commercial and military aircraft. Duties include coordination between air-traffic control and maintenance personnel; dispatching; using airfield landing and navigational aids; implementing airfield safety procedures; monitoring and maintaining flight records; and applying knowledge of weather information.


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
7,050 4.4 % $24.61 $51,190 2.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.12 $16.48 $23.64 $29.64 $39.28
Annual Wage (2) $25,200 $34,270 $49,180 $61,650 $81,700


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,810 0.03 $22.60 $47,020
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,570 0.39 $28.56 $59,410
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,360 0.79 $20.16 $41,940
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 430 0.02 $26.65 $55,440
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 350 0.94 $24.55 $51,070

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 350 0.94 $24.55 $51,070
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,360 0.79 $20.16 $41,940
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,570 0.39 $28.56 $59,410
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,810 0.03 $22.60 $47,020
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 150 0.03 $34.77 $72,320

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 150 0.03 $34.77 $72,320
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,570 0.39 $28.56 $59,410
Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (8) (8) $27.98 $58,200
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 90 0.01 $27.72 $57,660
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 430 0.02 $26.65 $55,440


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.




States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Texas 800 0.07 1.37 $23.99 $49,890
California 490 0.03 0.62 $27.98 $58,200
Michigan 390 0.10 1.84 $22.46 $46,710
Ohio 390 0.08 1.44 $20.13 $41,870
Florida 390 0.05 0.97 $25.91 $53,900



States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Alaska 80 0.25 4.73 $32.98 $68,590
North Dakota 70 0.16 3.12 $20.67 $43,000
Hawaii 90 0.14 2.66 $24.01 $49,940
Vermont 30 0.11 2.08 $15.57 $32,390
Washington 280 0.10 1.83 $26.68 $55,500



Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Kentucky 90 0.05 0.96 $35.59 $74,030
Alaska 80 0.25 4.73 $32.98 $68,590
Nevada 60 0.05 0.96 $32.64 $67,890
Connecticut (8) (8) (8) $29.77 $61,930
Illinois 70 0.01 0.22 $28.39 $59,040




Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 290 0.41 7.78 $23.59 $49,070
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 260 0.05 0.93 (8) (8)
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 260 0.09 1.74 $22.43 $46,660
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 160 0.09 1.67 $23.48 $48,840
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 150 0.16 3.04 $26.73 $55,600
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 140 0.06 1.17 $29.21 $60,760
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 100 0.08 1.46 (8) (8)
Salt Lake City, UT 100 0.14 2.77 $24.53 $51,030
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 100 0.09 1.74 $29.39 $61,130
Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA NECTA Division 90 0.05 0.95 $23.21 $48,270



Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Grand Forks, ND-MN 40 0.80 15.23 $20.74 $43,140
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 290 0.41 7.78 $23.59 $49,070
Killeen-Temple-Fort Hood, TX 40 0.32 6.08 $19.68 $40,930
Anchorage, AK 50 0.30 5.73 $34.61 $71,990
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division 150 0.16 3.04 $26.73 $55,600
Honolulu, HI 70 0.16 3.05 $23.72 $49,330
Salt Lake City, UT 100 0.14 2.77 $24.53 $51,030
Allentown-Bethlehem-Easton, PA-NJ 40 0.11 2.10 (8) (8)
Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI 160 0.09 1.67 $23.48 $48,840
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 100 0.09 1.74 $29.39 $61,130



Top paying metropolitan areas for this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Anchorage, AK 50 0.30 5.73 $34.61 $71,990
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 50 0.05 1.02 $34.55 $71,860
San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA 40 0.05 0.87 $33.21 $69,070
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV (8) (8) (8) $32.27 $67,130
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 80 0.08 1.55 $31.71 $65,970
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $30.61 $63,660
Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA 40 0.03 0.64 $30.02 $62,440
Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL Metropolitan Division 30 0.01 0.17 $29.45 $61,260
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 100 0.09 1.74 $29.39 $61,130
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 140 0.06 1.17 $29.21 $60,760


About May 2014 National, State, Metropolitan, and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors, all metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and all states and the District of Columbia. The top employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable XLS files.

The percentile wage estimate is the value of a wage below which a certain percent of workers fall. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate--50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

(8) Estimate not released.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.


Other OES estimates and related information:

May 2014 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2014 Occupation Profiles

Technical Notes

 

Last Modified Date: March 25, 2015