Occupational Employment Statistics

November 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 481000 - Air Transportation

These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 481000 - Air Transportation.

These and other data elements, including the 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages are available in the downloadable Excel files (XLS).

NAICS Industry 481000 - Air Transportation is part of: Sectors 48 and 49 - Transportation and Warehousing.

NAICS 481000 - Air Transportation consists of:

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SOC Major Groups in NAICS 481000 - Air Transportation:

NAICS 481000 - Air Transportation

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All Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
00-0000 All Occupations 519,160 100.00% $20.07 $26.26 $54,630 2.4 %
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 11,490 2.21% $38.18 $41.27 $85,850 1.8 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 340 0.07% $61.51 $66.27 $137,830 3.2 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,590 0.50% $37.08 $43.19 $89,830 3.0 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 450 0.09% $36.69 $38.21 $79,480 2.6 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 700 0.13% $35.46 $37.47 $77,940 2.8 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 160 0.03% $43.60 $49.76 $103,500 4.6 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 920 0.18% $35.72 $36.80 $76,530 2.2 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 560 0.11% $45.04 $46.98 $97,730 1.9 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 750 0.14% $40.90 $43.01 $89,450 3.1 %
11-3040 Human Resources Managers 640 0.12% $36.74 $39.71 $82,610 3.0 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 190 0.04% $34.85 $37.35 $77,680 3.4 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 2,350 0.45% $36.12 $38.64 $80,370 2.5 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 240 0.05% $44.54 $45.24 $94,100 1.3 %
11-9051 Food Service Managers 50 0.01% $33.61 $35.39 $73,610 3.1 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 30 0.01% $41.57 $40.91 $85,090 6.1 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 14,630 2.82% $25.59 $26.10 $54,280 1.5 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 620 0.12% $22.04 $22.32 $46,420 1.9 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 180 0.03% $26.06 $28.73 $59,760 4.2 %
13-1051 Cost Estimators 150 0.03% $21.83 $23.16 $48,180 2.9 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 440 0.08% $20.79 $22.69 $47,190 2.6 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 280 0.05% $20.89 $22.21 $46,200 1.7 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 2,670 0.51% $25.72 $26.32 $54,740 2.1 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 900 0.17% $26.58 $26.49 $55,090 3.1 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,590 0.31% $24.10 $25.26 $52,540 1.8 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 100 0.02% $24.47 $25.06 $52,130 1.3 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 620 0.12% $27.80 $28.48 $59,230 1.9 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 4,090 0.79% $29.04 $28.43 $59,130 1.6 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 690 0.13% $27.02 $27.11 $56,390 1.9 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 210 0.04% $36.51 $36.11 $75,100 1.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 560 0.11% $18.10 $19.13 $39,780 3.9 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 420 0.08% $29.09 $28.99 $60,300 1.3 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 150 0.03% $33.77 $32.76 $68,140 1.9 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 310 0.06% $26.74 $27.85 $57,920 2.3 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 310 0.06% $29.67 $28.67 $59,640 2.2 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 140 0.03% $24.07 $23.97 $49,850 6.0 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations (7) (7) (7) (7) (7) (7)
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 90 0.02% $26.83 $26.62 $55,380 1.4 %
17-3023 Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technicians 60 0.01% $17.53 $20.97 $43,620 8.0 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 540 0.10% $26.06 $27.17 $56,510 1.9 %
19-2021 Atmospheric and Space Scientists 80 0.02% $31.00 $29.22 $60,770 1.5 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 260 0.05% $28.09 $28.47 $59,220 1.8 %
Legal Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 230 0.04% $52.14 $51.68 $107,490 2.7 %
23-1011 Lawyers 150 0.03% $63.79 $66.41 $138,130 3.0 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 50 0.01% $21.71 $21.68 $45,100 1.5 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 410 0.08% $20.50 $21.69 $45,110 3.6 %
25-1194 Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary 60 0.01% $18.33 $19.87 $41,330 9.3 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 1,090 0.21% $17.53 $18.89 $39,300 3.8 %
27-1024 Graphic Designers 40 0.01% $20.46 $20.80 $43,260 2.0 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 260 0.05% $21.73 $21.78 $45,300 3.5 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 160 0.03% $30.44 $27.87 $57,980 3.4 %
27-4021 Photographers 50 0.01% $15.83 $16.23 $33,760 6.1 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 470 0.09% $20.06 $21.05 $43,780 2.9 %
29-1111 Registered Nurses 140 0.03% $20.74 $21.58 $44,880 1.9 %
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 100 0.02% $13.53 $14.48 $30,110 5.4 %
29-9010 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists and Technicians 120 0.02% $25.05 $25.66 $53,360 1.7 %
Protective Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 1,040 0.20% $11.17 $13.29 $27,630 5.5 %
33-9032 Security Guards 630 0.12% $8.92 $10.82 $22,510 5.6 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations (7) (7) (7) (7) (7) (7)
35-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers 70 0.01% $21.09 $20.30 $42,220 5.2 %
35-2021 Food Preparation Workers 170 0.03% $9.52 $8.90 $18,520 3.9 %
35-3031 Waiters and Waitresses 60 0.01% $10.67 $10.41 $21,640 8.5 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 1,350 0.26% $10.58 $12.45 $25,890 4.7 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 70 0.01% $21.26 $21.55 $44,830 3.5 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 1,200 0.23% $10.18 $11.86 $24,660 5.1 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 115,050 22.16% $19.58 $22.88 $47,600 4.2 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 1,200 0.23% $23.82 $22.72 $47,260 2.3 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 11,590 2.23% $18.70 $16.69 $34,710 2.0 %
39-6031 Flight Attendants 98,300 18.93% (4) (4) $50,040 4.1 %
39-6032 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants and Baggage Porters 3,440 0.66% $10.53 $11.95 $24,860 4.0 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 6,070 1.17% $20.48 $21.13 $43,940 3.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 140 0.03% $26.25 $25.14 $52,300 3.5 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 460 0.09% $26.96 $28.02 $58,280 4.5 %
41-2011 Cashiers 90 0.02% $11.85 $12.06 $25,080 3.8 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 90 0.02% $9.75 $12.50 $26,010 10.0 %
41-3011 Advertising Sales Agents (7) (7) $18.18 $19.21 $39,950 7.4 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 770 0.15% $15.28 $17.56 $36,530 5.4 %
41-4011 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products (7) (7) $19.31 $18.10 $37,650 6.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 460 0.09% $21.54 $24.15 $50,230 4.8 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 165,660 31.91% $14.79 $15.70 $32,650 0.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 9,970 1.92% $21.92 $22.16 $46,100 1.5 %
43-2011 Switchboard Operators, Including Answering Service 40 0.01% $16.78 $21.75 $45,230 10.7 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 120 0.02% $15.83 $16.32 $33,950 2.2 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 370 0.07% $14.14 $14.68 $30,520 2.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 3,310 0.64% $14.10 $14.69 $30,540 2.2 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 740 0.14% $16.79 $18.56 $38,610 5.3 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 80 0.02% $15.59 $16.36 $34,030 2.5 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 19,840 3.82% $13.56 $14.73 $30,640 1.4 %
43-4071 File Clerks 130 0.03% $13.09 $13.71 $28,510 3.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks 220 0.04% $13.46 $14.99 $31,170 3.7 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 500 0.10% $14.54 $15.08 $31,360 2.4 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 350 0.07% $11.90 $12.00 $24,960 2.2 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 93,710 18.05% $13.80 $15.08 $31,360 1.2 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 14,000 2.70% $17.52 $16.24 $33,780 1.8 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 60 0.01% $10.33 $10.68 $22,220 3.0 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 1,330 0.26% $16.96 $19.77 $41,120 4.9 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 3,750 0.72% $17.14 $17.68 $36,780 2.5 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 650 0.13% $11.69 $12.36 $25,700 3.3 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 4,860 0.94% $18.88 $17.57 $36,540 1.6 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 130 0.03% $13.61 $15.35 $31,920 5.4 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 2,260 0.44% $16.43 $17.16 $35,690 1.7 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,510 0.29% $13.41 $13.91 $28,940 1.6 %
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 240 0.05% $10.59 $11.63 $24,190 2.8 %
43-9031 Desktop Publishers 30 0.01% $15.27 $15.84 $32,950 2.4 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 120 0.02% $7.91 $9.47 $19,690 5.9 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 3,100 0.60% $11.99 $12.32 $25,620 1.4 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations 50 0.01% $31.01 $25.46 $52,950 15.4 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 68,700 13.23% $23.95 $23.56 $49,010 1.6 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 5,910 1.14% $26.79 $28.46 $59,200 2.9 %
49-2091 Avionics Technicians 2,190 0.42% $25.30 $25.05 $52,090 2.8 %
49-2093 Electrical and Electronics Installers and Repairers, Transportation Equipment 50 0.01% $17.79 $18.48 $38,440 3.6 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 45,210 8.71% $23.72 $23.59 $49,060 2.1 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 160 0.03% $15.45 $16.85 $35,050 7.0 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 7,110 1.37% $20.23 $19.92 $41,440 2.3 %
49-9043 Maintenance Workers, Machinery 240 0.05% $10.32 $14.66 $30,490 13.0 %
49-9098 Helpers—Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 390 0.08% $13.21 $14.08 $29,280 4.9 %
Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 2,060 0.40% $22.96 $22.60 $47,010 4.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 1,040 0.20% $21.09 $22.83 $47,480 6.1 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 120,600 23.23% $28.72 $44.55 $92,670 3.9 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 2,570 0.50% $17.29 $19.52 $40,590 4.8 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 520 0.10% $17.61 $19.08 $39,680 2.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 1,280 0.25% $27.14 $29.51 $61,370 4.6 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 68,000 13.10% (4) (4) $135,720 3.4 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 6,250 1.20% (4) (4) $55,250 2.3 %
53-2021 Air Traffic Controllers 540 0.10% $36.26 $33.90 $70,500 1.8 %
53-2022 Airfield Operations Specialists 1,250 0.24% $22.29 $24.76 $51,500 3.9 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 220 0.04% $15.04 $15.35 $31,940 3.5 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light Or Delivery Services 830 0.16% $11.20 $11.87 $24,680 2.4 %
53-6031 Service Station Attendants 110 0.02% $10.90 $11.02 $22,920 9.7 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors 1,620 0.31% $29.32 $28.75 $59,800 2.3 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 40 0.01% $12.43 $13.24 $27,540 5.4 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 4,630 0.89% $13.93 $13.86 $28,820 2.3 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 9,900 1.91% $10.30 $11.21 $23,310 2.2 %

About November 2003 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

Estimates for residual, "All Other", occupations are not available.

(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.

(4) Hourly wage rates for occupations where workers typically work fewer than 2,080 hours per year are not available.

(7) Estimates not released.



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Technical notes

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

Last Modified Date: November 24, 2004

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