Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2009 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 XLS files.

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 425,470 100.00% $20.74 $25.96 $53,990 1.7 %
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 7,020 1.65% $43.54 $48.58 $101,040 2.6 %
11-1011 Chief Executives 320 0.08% $61.50 $72.70 $151,210 5.7 %
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 1,210 0.28% $44.49 $53.29 $110,840 4.5 %
11-2021 Marketing Managers 210 0.05% $45.37 $49.40 $102,760 4.5 %
11-2022 Sales Managers 860 0.20% $39.97 $44.37 $92,300 3.6 %
11-2031 Public Relations Managers 40 0.01% $47.17 $50.10 $104,210 4.9 %
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 420 0.10% $38.48 $40.59 $84,430 2.4 %
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 300 0.07% $53.81 $56.11 $116,710 3.6 %
11-3031 Financial Managers 520 0.12% $50.04 $56.68 $117,900 4.2 %
11-3041 Compensation and Benefits Managers 80 0.02% $43.75 $48.53 $100,940 5.4 %
11-3042 Training and Development Managers 180 0.04% $40.19 $43.96 $91,440 4.6 %
11-3049 Human Resources Managers, All Other 110 0.03% $50.52 $54.06 $112,440 4.6 %
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 130 0.03% $46.28 $47.97 $99,780 4.3 %
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 1,850 0.43% $40.09 $42.83 $89,080 3.2 %
11-9041 Engineering Managers 70 0.02% $51.97 $52.47 $109,150 3.0 %
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 30 0.01% $50.53 $52.77 $109,760 4.2 %
11-9199 Managers, All Other 640 0.15% $41.78 $44.39 $92,340 2.8 %
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 11,840 2.78% $27.33 $28.69 $59,680 2.1 %
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 140 0.03% $23.42 $24.19 $50,320 4.1 %
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 860 0.20% $25.26 $27.19 $56,550 2.8 %
13-1041 Compliance Officers, Except Agriculture, Construction, Health and Safety, and Transportation 120 0.03% $28.73 $30.66 $63,780 2.7 %
13-1061 Emergency Management Specialists 40 0.01% $28.22 $29.58 $61,520 3.4 %
13-1071 Employment, Recruitment, and Placement Specialists 220 0.05% $24.27 $25.35 $52,730 4.1 %
13-1072 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 340 0.08% $22.12 $23.93 $49,770 4.0 %
13-1073 Training and Development Specialists 1,570 0.37% $25.36 $26.83 $55,800 3.0 %
13-1079 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other 860 0.20% $26.18 $26.74 $55,610 3.4 %
13-1081 Logisticians 620 0.15% $27.53 $28.77 $59,850 2.8 %
13-1111 Management Analysts 1,360 0.32% $31.03 $31.96 $66,480 5.3 %
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other 3,020 0.71% $28.04 $29.19 $60,710 2.3 %
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,430 0.34% $27.91 $29.22 $60,780 2.3 %
13-2031 Budget Analysts 110 0.03% $27.43 $28.09 $58,420 2.5 %
13-2051 Financial Analysts 520 0.12% $30.22 $31.49 $65,490 3.3 %
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 210 0.05% $27.79 $30.35 $63,120 5.1 %
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 4,250 1.00% $35.86 $35.42 $73,680 2.9 %
15-1021 Computer Programmers 530 0.12% $36.14 $35.64 $74,130 1.7 %
15-1031 Computer Software Engineers, Applications 670 0.16% $45.02 $44.10 $91,730 2.5 %
15-1032 Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software 310 0.07% $42.02 $41.58 $86,480 2.0 %
15-1041 Computer Support Specialists 610 0.14% $22.10 $22.06 $45,880 3.0 %
15-1051 Computer Systems Analysts 520 0.12% $34.54 $33.79 $70,290 6.8 %
15-1061 Database Administrators 170 0.04% $39.47 $39.50 $82,160 3.5 %
15-1071 Network and Computer Systems Administrators 630 0.15% $33.86 $34.81 $72,410 3.7 %
15-1081 Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts 290 0.07% $34.49 $35.73 $74,310 1.8 %
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 80 0.02% $34.17 $35.58 $74,000 2.7 %
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 1,790 0.42% $36.36 $38.67 $80,420 5.2 %
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 410 0.10% $38.42 $38.59 $80,260 2.0 %
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 60 0.01% $31.35 $32.53 $67,670 1.7 %
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 390 0.09% $38.65 $38.67 $80,420 1.9 %
17-3021 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 570 0.13% $34.29 $33.43 $69,540 2.2 %
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 450 0.11% $28.45 $30.06 $62,530 4.1 %
19-2021 Atmospheric and Space Scientists (8) (8) $35.90 $35.71 $74,270 2.7 %
19-3021 Market Research Analysts 410 0.10% $27.47 $29.59 $61,550 4.5 %
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 230 0.05% $55.99 $55.36 $115,160 3.5 %
23-1011 Lawyers 170 0.04% $64.96 $67.42 $140,230 3.9 %
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants 60 0.01% $23.21 $23.68 $49,250 2.4 %
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 50 0.01% $31.32 $34.33 $71,400 10.6 %
25-3099 Teachers and Instructors, All Other 40 0.01% (8) (8) (8) (8)
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 480 0.11% $25.42 $26.07 $54,220 2.9 %
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 210 0.05% $26.56 $27.52 $57,240 3.5 %
27-3042 Technical Writers 160 0.04% $25.07 $24.30 $50,540 4.9 %
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% $31.12 $31.94 $66,430 3.1 %
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 100 0.02% $32.16 $31.58 $65,680 3.1 %
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 60 0.01% $18.32 $18.80 $39,110 4.3 %
31-1012 Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants 40 0.01% $21.05 $20.06 $41,720 7.0 %
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 300 0.07% $17.47 $19.17 $39,880 3.0 %
33-9032 Security Guards 210 0.05% $15.74 $17.22 $35,820 3.4 %
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other 50 0.01% $23.96 $20.95 $43,570 7.3 %
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 270 0.06% $11.42 $14.02 $29,160 4.1 %
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 140 0.03% $9.71 $11.34 $23,580 4.4 %
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 430 0.10% $12.47 $13.79 $28,680 4.2 %
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers (8) (8) $9.34 $13.32 $27,710 9.9 %
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners (8) (8) $13.30 $13.98 $29,080 3.7 %
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 106,510 25.03% $18.46 $20.01 $41,610 3.1 %
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Personal Service Workers 760 0.18% $21.67 $21.81 $45,360 2.4 %
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 8,430 1.98% $12.80 $14.02 $29,160 4.5 %
39-6031 Flight Attendants 94,120 22.12% (4) (4) $43,290 3.3 %
39-6032 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants and Baggage Porters 3,070 0.72% $11.20 $11.69 $24,310 2.4 %
39-9099 Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other 90 0.02% $9.29 $10.72 $22,310 5.1 %
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 3,570 0.84% $23.86 $25.32 $52,660 3.1 %
41-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Retail Sales Workers 40 0.01% $19.00 $22.27 $46,310 5.9 %
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Non-Retail Sales Workers 420 0.10% $30.83 $32.81 $68,250 2.9 %
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks (8) (8) $13.53 $14.81 $30,810 3.4 %
41-3041 Travel Agents 480 0.11% $15.21 $16.61 $34,550 4.1 %
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 1,690 0.40% $25.15 $27.12 $56,410 4.6 %
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 580 0.14% $25.69 $28.01 $58,250 4.7 %
41-9099 Sales and Related Workers, All Other 70 0.02% $21.95 $23.74 $49,380 5.2 %
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 154,960 36.42% $17.61 $17.49 $36,380 0.9 %
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Office and Administrative Support Workers 12,360 2.91% $23.77 $24.24 $50,420 1.4 %
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 60 0.01% $20.36 $19.41 $40,370 5.1 %
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks and Machine Operators 110 0.03% $15.61 $15.53 $32,300 3.6 %
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,320 0.31% $16.40 $17.25 $35,880 2.0 %
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 210 0.05% $16.65 $16.98 $35,310 2.1 %
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 250 0.06% $18.30 $18.32 $38,110 2.0 %
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 12,090 2.84% $12.01 $13.54 $28,170 2.2 %
43-4071 File Clerks 130 0.03% $13.98 $14.31 $29,770 2.6 %
43-4151 Order Clerks (8) (8) $16.30 $17.90 $37,230 8.0 %
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 340 0.08% $15.55 $16.50 $34,320 3.7 %
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 250 0.06% $11.24 $11.74 $24,420 6.5 %
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 90,510 21.27% $17.24 $16.69 $34,720 1.0 %
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other (8) (8) $19.95 $19.28 $40,100 1.9 %
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 13,280 3.12% $17.88 $18.10 $37,640 1.6 %
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 1,500 0.35% $23.41 $26.95 $56,060 6.1 %
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 2,500 0.59% $20.33 $20.05 $41,710 1.1 %
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 420 0.10% $13.98 $14.86 $30,900 3.2 %
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 4,450 1.05% $19.33 $18.08 $37,610 2.4 %
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 70 0.02% $15.10 $15.80 $32,860 5.0 %
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants 1,420 0.33% $18.90 $19.87 $41,330 1.6 %
43-6014 Secretaries, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 720 0.17% $15.22 $15.58 $32,400 2.0 %
43-9051 Mail Clerks and Mail Machine Operators, Except Postal Service 40 0.01% $15.16 $15.72 $32,700 5.7 %
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 1,580 0.37% $15.65 $16.34 $33,980 1.7 %
43-9199 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other 2,170 0.51% $13.65 $14.68 $30,530 3.1 %
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 36,320 8.54% $27.97 $27.44 $57,080 1.3 %
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 2,100 0.49% $34.52 $33.86 $70,430 1.1 %
49-2091 Avionics Technicians 1,370 0.32% $28.41 $27.55 $57,300 2.4 %
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 26,220 6.16% $27.94 $27.59 $57,380 1.2 %
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 50 0.01% $23.67 $22.53 $46,860 3.7 %
49-9011 Mechanical Door Repairers 100 0.02% $22.37 $21.35 $44,400 6.2 %
49-9042 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 4,950 1.16% $26.67 $24.56 $51,090 3.0 %
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 180 0.04% $14.52 $14.71 $30,590 2.8 %
49-9099 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other 660 0.16% $26.16 $26.03 $54,150 2.9 %
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 210 0.05% $21.59 $21.86 $45,460 2.7 %
51-4041 Machinists 30 0.01% $25.26 $23.47 $48,810 6.9 %
51-5023 Printing Machine Operators 40 0.01% $15.75 $15.69 $32,630 2.0 %
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 100 0.02% $23.18 $22.72 $47,250 3.2 %
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 96,440 22.67% $38.58 $43.32 $90,100 3.4 %
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 1,270 0.30% $20.23 $22.36 $46,510 3.3 %
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 450 0.11% $20.40 $23.06 $47,960 3.3 %
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 1,840 0.43% $28.46 $26.96 $56,080 5.3 %
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 60,970 14.33% (4) (4) $119,520 3.0 %
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 1,340 0.31% (8) (8) (8) (8)
53-2021 Air Traffic Controllers 140 0.03% $31.30 $37.47 $77,930 8.6 %
53-2022 Airfield Operations Specialists 1,320 0.31% $11.91 $17.82 $37,080 15.1 %
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 100 0.02% $12.34 $12.40 $25,790 3.8 %
53-3033 Truck Drivers, Light or Delivery Services 110 0.03% $10.78 $11.85 $24,660 6.0 %
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 40 0.01% $11.11 $11.49 $23,890 3.7 %
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors 1,170 0.27% $28.17 $27.89 $58,010 4.0 %
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 10,190 2.40% $20.41 $18.38 $38,230 2.7 %
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators (8) (8) $14.88 $14.64 $30,440 4.2 %
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 1,070 0.25% $11.96 $13.24 $27,540 3.6 %
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 11,970 2.81% $12.47 $13.81 $28,720 1.6 %
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 4,340 1.02% $12.07 $14.50 $30,160 4.7 %

About May 2009 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) Estimate not released.




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