Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2010

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)
6,790 11.8 % $22.47 $46,740 2.1 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.31 $15.18 $21.67 $27.44 $35.36
Annual Wage (2) $25,610 $31,570 $45,080 $57,070 $73,550


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)
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,310 0.85 $20.58 $42,820
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,220 0.02 $21.97 $45,700
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,040 0.25 $27.73 $57,680
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 490 0.02 $25.24 $52,490
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 290 0.70 $22.30 $46,380

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Support Activities for Air Transportation 1,310 0.85 $20.58 $42,820
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 290 0.70 $22.30 $46,380
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,040 0.25 $27.73 $57,680
Facilities Support Services 50 0.03 $22.20 $46,170
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing 170 0.03 $35.39 $73,600

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 170 0.03 $35.39 $73,600
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services 90 0.01 $29.50 $61,360
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,040 0.25 $27.73 $57,680
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 490 0.02 $25.24 $52,490
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 290 0.70 $22.30 $46,380


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)
New York 470 0.06 1.05 $27.14 $56,440
California 450 0.03 0.60 $28.50 $59,270
Georgia 420 0.11 2.08 $20.63 $42,910
Texas 400 0.04 0.75 $24.11 $50,150
Michigan 280 0.07 1.39 $13.55 $28,180




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)
North Dakota 140 0.40 7.53 (8) (8)
Nevada 190 0.17 3.17 $31.92 $66,390
Hawaii 80 0.14 2.57 $21.92 $45,600
Georgia 420 0.11 2.08 $20.63 $42,910
Mississippi 90 0.08 1.54 $17.04 $35,450




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 190 0.17 3.17 $31.92 $66,390
Washington 140 0.05 0.96 $30.18 $62,770
California 450 0.03 0.60 $28.50 $59,270
New York 470 0.06 1.05 $27.14 $56,440
New Jersey (8) (8) (8) $26.11 $54,310

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)
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 440 0.12 2.32 $14.71 $30,600
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 330 0.15 2.77 $21.85 $45,460
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 290 0.06 1.11 $29.02 $60,360
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 210 0.31 5.81 $13.05 $27,140
Pittsburgh, PA 180 0.17 3.13 $35.77 $74,410
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 180 0.08 1.48 $22.64 $47,100
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 150 0.18 3.41 $31.48 $65,480
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 130 0.05 0.94 $21.41 $44,540
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 120 0.13 2.34 $28.28 $58,820
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.03 0.58 $28.55 $59,380




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)
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 210 0.31 5.81 $13.05 $27,140
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 150 0.18 3.41 $31.48 $65,480
Pittsburgh, PA 180 0.17 3.13 $35.77 $74,410
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 330 0.15 2.77 $21.85 $45,460
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 110 0.13 2.40 $32.33 $67,240
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 120 0.13 2.34 $28.28 $58,820
Chicago-Naperville-Joliet, IL Metropolitan Division 440 0.12 2.32 $14.71 $30,600
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 180 0.08 1.48 $22.64 $47,100
Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 60 0.08 1.44 $15.87 $33,010
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 80 0.06 1.11 $32.84 $68,310




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)
Pittsburgh, PA 180 0.17 3.13 $35.77 $74,410
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 80 0.06 1.11 $32.84 $68,310
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 110 0.13 2.40 $32.33 $67,240
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 150 0.18 3.41 $31.48 $65,480
San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA 50 0.04 0.67 $30.66 $63,770
Nassau-Suffolk, NY Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $30.25 $62,930
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 290 0.06 1.11 $29.02 $60,360
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.64 $28.55 $59,390
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 120 0.03 0.58 $28.55 $59,380
Miami-Miami Beach-Kendall, FL Metropolitan Division 120 0.13 2.34 $28.28 $58,820

Nonmetropolitan areas with the highest employment in this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 4.18 $14.64 $30,460

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

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 4.18 $14.64 $30,460

Top paying nonmetropolitan areas for this occupation:

Nonmetropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Capital/Northern New York nonmetropolitan area 40 0.22 4.18 $14.64 $30,460


About May 2010 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:

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Last Modified Date: May 17, 2011