Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

NAICS 481100 - Scheduled Air Transportation


These national industry-specific occupational employment and wage estimates are calculated with data collected from employers of all sizes, in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 481100 - Scheduled Air Transportation.

Additional information, including the hourly and annual 10th, 25th, 75th, and 90th percentile wages, percent of establishments reporting the occupation, and the employment percent relative standard error, is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

NAICS Industry 481100 - Scheduled Air Transportation is part of: NAICS 481000 - Air Transportation.

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NAICS 481100 - Scheduled Air Transportation

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 449,100 100.00% $20.56 $25.87 $53,810 1.5 %
Management Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
11-0000 Management Occupations 8,030 1.79% $41.97 $46.26 $96,220 2.3 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 370 0.08% $61.23 $71.72 $149,180 7.6 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,480 0.33% $40.95 $48.39 $100,650 3.7 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 280 0.06% $41.84 $44.24 $92,020 4.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 1,070 0.24% $37.40 $42.10 $87,570 3.7 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 50 0.01% $46.32 $48.25 $100,360 4.7 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 410 0.09% $37.22 $38.45 $79,990 2.8 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 500 0.11% $48.91 $51.61 $107,340 3.4 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 560 0.12% $48.06 $51.95 $108,070 3.1 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 100 0.02% $38.68 $41.32 $85,940 4.3 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 200 0.04% $39.65 $42.47 $88,340 4.6 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 120 0.03% $48.87 $50.46 $104,950 2.9 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 130 0.03% $43.99 $44.33 $92,210 4.3 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 1,790 0.40% $39.70 $42.84 $89,100 3.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 80 0.02% $50.77 $50.11 $104,220 2.3 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 40 0.01% $50.03 $51.14 $106,370 3.8 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 780 0.17% $40.64 $42.00 $87,360 3.0 %
Business and Financial Operations Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations 12,640 2.81% $26.00 $27.29 $56,760 1.4 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 180 0.04% $23.39 $23.70 $49,290 3.7 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 850 0.19% $24.83 $26.19 $54,470 2.0 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 110 0.02% $29.69 $31.66 $65,860 2.8 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 50 0.01% $27.54 $28.20 $58,650 3.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 240 0.05% $22.71 $23.45 $48,780 3.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 370 0.08% $22.51 $23.57 $49,020 3.6 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 1,610 0.36% $25.04 $26.54 $55,210 2.8 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 800 0.18% $25.17 $25.55 $53,140 2.7 %
13-1081 Logisticians 590 0.13% $24.32 $25.71 $53,470 3.0 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 1,480 0.33% $27.74 $29.43 $61,210 4.5 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 3,350 0.75% $26.86 $28.17 $58,600 2.0 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,370 0.31% $27.02 $27.52 $57,240 1.3 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 140 0.03% $27.99 $27.82 $57,870 2.0 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 770 0.17% $26.35 $27.59 $57,390 4.1 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 210 0.05% $26.42 $27.83 $57,880 3.7 %
Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Science Occupations 4,470 1.00% $34.19 $33.75 $70,200 2.5 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 680 0.15% $34.43 $33.93 $70,580 1.6 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 660 0.15% $43.56 $42.57 $88,550 2.7 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 210 0.05% $40.64 $39.98 $83,150 2.4 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 660 0.15% $20.21 $20.75 $43,150 2.8 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 430 0.10% $33.66 $32.25 $67,070 7.1 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 320 0.07% $32.26 $33.87 $70,460 5.1 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 690 0.15% $35.40 $35.78 $74,430 2.6 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 330 0.07% $32.75 $33.90 $70,510 1.8 %
Architecture and Engineering Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations 2,000 0.45% $35.31 $37.84 $78,700 5.3 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 470 0.10% $37.23 $37.78 $78,570 1.9 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 90 0.02% $29.22 $29.01 $60,340 3.5 %
17-2141 Mechanical Engineers 110 0.02% $32.93 $32.66 $67,930 1.8 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 460 0.10% $37.53 $37.23 $77,440 1.9 %
17-3021 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 570 0.13% $33.30 $32.96 $68,570 2.0 %
Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations 420 0.09% $27.27 $28.76 $59,810 3.6 %
19-2021 Atmospheric and Space Scientists (8) (8) $35.17 $34.86 $72,500 2.6 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 380 0.08% $26.20 $28.22 $58,700 4.1 %
Legal Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
23-0000 Legal Occupations 270 0.06% $54.35 $52.94 $110,120 3.9 %
23-1011 Lawyers 190 0.04% $63.16 $66.10 $137,480 4.4 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 80 0.02% $21.07 $22.00 $45,770 2.1 %
Education, Training, and Library Occupations top
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SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations 80 0.02% $30.11 $32.81 $68,250 5.5 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 70 0.02% (4) (4) $68,670 7.3 %
Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations 750 0.17% $21.65 $22.35 $46,480 4.4 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 200 0.04% $25.92 $26.36 $54,820 2.5 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 190 0.04% $23.37 $23.15 $48,150 3.9 %
Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations 140 0.03% $29.15 $30.89 $64,260 2.5 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 100 0.02% $29.42 $29.12 $60,570 1.8 %
Healthcare Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations 70 0.02% $18.32 $19.00 $39,510 2.9 %
Protective Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations 390 0.09% $14.36 $17.16 $35,700 2.8 %
33-1099 First-Line Supervisors/Managers, Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 0.01% $23.48 $24.45 $50,850 3.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 290 0.06% $12.65 $15.22 $31,660 3.1 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 40 0.01% $21.53 $20.98 $43,640 8.4 %
Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations 450 0.10% $11.60 $14.59 $30,340 3.4 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 190 0.04% $9.16 $10.25 $21,310 2.5 %
Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations 610 0.14% $12.54 $13.61 $28,310 3.4 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (8) (8) $13.24 $13.73 $28,560 3.2 %
Personal Care and Service Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations 108,600 24.18% $16.76 $18.64 $38,780 3.3 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 780 0.17% $21.91 $22.07 $45,900 2.6 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 7,360 1.64% $16.59 $14.84 $30,860 3.4 %
39-6031 Flight Attendants 97,400 21.69% (4) (4) $39,730 3.5 %
39-6032 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants and Baggage Porters 2,850 0.63% $11.87 $12.21 $25,400 1.7 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 130 0.03% $9.42 $12.51 $26,030 10.6 %
Sales and Related Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations 3,900 0.87% $23.10 $24.23 $50,400 2.4 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 80 0.02% $23.44 $24.15 $50,240 3.7 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 450 0.10% $30.90 $32.20 $66,980 3.3 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 130 0.03% $14.37 $15.67 $32,600 2.7 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 700 0.16% $15.63 $17.05 $35,470 4.7 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 1,890 0.42% $24.51 $25.72 $53,490 2.7 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 450 0.10% $24.44 $26.56 $55,240 5.3 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 120 0.03% $18.66 $19.68 $40,940 5.6 %
Office and Administrative Support Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations 164,820 36.70% $17.16 $17.36 $36,110 0.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 12,770 2.84% $23.71 $24.45 $50,850 1.3 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 80 0.02% $18.76 $18.19 $37,830 5.0 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 110 0.02% $15.04 $15.33 $31,880 3.4 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,720 0.38% $15.27 $16.25 $33,800 2.1 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 240 0.05% $15.25 $16.07 $33,420 2.2 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 270 0.06% $17.78 $17.78 $36,990 1.7 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 10,460 2.33% $13.65 $14.80 $30,790 2.5 %
43-4071 File Clerks 130 0.03% $14.39 $14.97 $31,150 3.4 %
43-4151 Order Clerks (8) (8) $15.04 $16.59 $34,500 3.2 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 440 0.10% $16.45 $17.01 $35,370 2.8 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 200 0.04% $9.79 $11.31 $23,530 7.1 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 104,270 23.22% $16.74 $16.55 $34,420 1.1 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 1,950 0.43% $20.93 $19.83 $41,240 1.6 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 16,250 3.62% $18.39 $18.18 $37,820 1.2 %
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 30 0.01% $11.27 $12.13 $25,230 2.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 1,580 0.35% $24.19 $26.57 $55,270 5.2 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 1,340 0.30% $20.47 $20.58 $42,800 1.3 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 440 0.10% $13.53 $14.02 $29,160 2.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 4,560 1.02% $19.47 $17.96 $37,350 2.2 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 90 0.02% $14.68 $15.35 $31,920 5.8 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,630 0.36% $18.10 $19.05 $39,620 1.4 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 730 0.16% $14.81 $15.15 $31,520 1.8 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 50 0.01% $12.77 $14.09 $29,300 5.4 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,940 0.43% $14.73 $15.26 $31,740 1.6 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 2,690 0.60% $12.90 $13.94 $28,990 2.7 %
Construction and Extraction Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations (8) (8) $23.86 $23.84 $49,590 2.9 %
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 37,350 8.32% $28.03 $27.40 $57,000 1.0 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 2,320 0.52% $34.14 $33.34 $69,350 1.0 %
49-2091 Avionics Technicians 1,450 0.32% $28.13 $27.26 $56,700 2.1 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 27,020 6.02% $27.96 $27.48 $57,150 1.1 %
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 560 0.12% $28.41 $27.40 $57,000 2.6 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 4,630 1.03% $27.31 $25.11 $52,230 2.4 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 160 0.04% $14.74 $15.01 $31,210 2.0 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 780 0.17% $25.90 $25.41 $52,850 2.6 %
Production Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
51-0000 Production Occupations 710 0.16% $27.27 $25.03 $52,070 3.8 %
51-4041 Machinists 30 0.01% $26.65 $24.08 $50,080 7.4 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 40 0.01% $14.79 $15.03 $31,270 1.8 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 90 0.02% $22.96 $22.81 $47,440 3.1 %
Transportation and Material Moving Occupations top
Employment Estimates Wage Estimates
SOC Code Number Occupation Title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Employment (1) Percent of Total Median Hourly Mean Hourly Mean Annual (2) Mean RSE (3)
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations 103,210 22.98% $38.40 $44.29 $92,120 3.2 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 1,240 0.28% $18.19 $20.39 $42,410 3.1 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 520 0.12% $22.05 $23.62 $49,130 2.6 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 2,090 0.47% $28.12 $26.61 $55,350 3.9 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 62,680 13.96% (4) (4) $123,500 2.4 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 2,120 0.47% (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-2021 Air Traffic Controllers (8) (8) $27.29 $30.23 $62,870 11.0 %
53-2022 Airfield Operations Specialists 1,730 0.39% (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 80 0.02% $11.84 $11.89 $24,720 4.1 %
53-3032 Truck Drivers, Heavy and Tractor-Trailer 60 0.01% $14.99 $15.56 $32,370 7.3 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 70 0.02% (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors 1,270 0.28% $28.55 $28.51 $59,300 4.0 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 13,010 2.90% $21.47 $19.38 $40,310 2.4 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 980 0.22% $11.73 $12.95 $26,940 4.0 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 13,140 2.93% $12.23 $13.39 $27,850 1.5 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other (8) (8) $16.23 $16.29 $33,880 2.4 %

About May 2008 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

(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) Wages for some occupations that do not generally work year-round, full time, are reported either as hourly wages or annual salaries depending on how they are typically paid.

(8) Estimates not released.




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