Occupational Employment Statistics

May 2011 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 nonmetropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia, in NAICS 481000 - 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 481000 - Air Transportation is part of: Sectors 48 and 49 - Transportation and Warehousing.

NAICS 481000 - Air Transportation consists of:

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NAICS 481000 - Air Transportation

Occupation code Occupation title (click on the occupation title to view an occupational profile) Group Employment Employment RSE Percent of total employment Median hourly wage Mean hourly wage Annual mean wage Mean wage RSE
00-0000 All Occupations major 450,920 3.5% 100.00% $21.45 $26.82 $55,790 1.6%
11-0000 Management Occupations major 9,870 11.9% 2.19% $47.05 $53.92 $112,160 4.7%
11-1011 Chief Executives 410 9.7% 0.09% $78.34 $84.50 $175,760 4.7%
11-1021 General and Operations Managers 2,100 5.2% 0.47% $45.28 $55.20 $114,810 4.4%
11-2021 Marketing Managers 330 21.6% 0.07% $56.05 $61.71 $128,350 11.9%
11-2022 Sales Managers 600 15.8% 0.13% $49.01 $55.88 $116,220 9.1%
11-2031 Public Relations and Fundraising Managers 80 25.8% 0.02% $49.32 $55.24 $114,910 4.6%
11-3011 Administrative Services Managers 600 8.8% 0.13% $43.28 $48.05 $99,950 6.5%
11-3021 Computer and Information Systems Managers 610 22.8% 0.13% $54.75 $59.01 $122,740 5.2%
11-3031 Financial Managers 760 19.8% 0.17% $57.15 $63.10 $131,240 7.5%
11-3061 Purchasing Managers 310 30.8% 0.07% $48.44 $51.73 $107,600 4.4%
11-3071 Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers 2,190 10.3% 0.49% $42.64 $47.08 $97,920 3.4%
11-3111 Compensation and Benefits Managers 100 17.3% 0.02% $50.68 $54.19 $112,730 5.6%
11-3121 Human Resources Managers 200 16.0% 0.05% $52.83 $55.74 $115,930 4.3%
11-3131 Training and Development Managers 200 17.8% 0.05% $40.65 $47.02 $97,800 7.4%
11-9041 Architectural and Engineering Managers 310 39.8% 0.07% $51.12 $53.43 $111,130 3.6%
11-9141 Property, Real Estate, and Community Association Managers 40 8.3% 0.01% $52.08 $54.29 $112,920 3.4%
11-9161 Emergency Management Directors 30 21.5% 0.01% $40.52 $39.72 $82,610 2.2%
11-9199 Managers, All Other 900 16.5% 0.20% $40.91 $45.54 $94,720 4.2%
13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations major 16,670 15.1% 3.70% $28.86 $30.93 $64,340 1.6%
13-1022 Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products 50 27.8% 0.01% $24.43 $27.31 $56,810 5.6%
13-1023 Purchasing Agents, Except Wholesale, Retail, and Farm Products 860 10.7% 0.19% $27.71 $29.32 $60,980 2.4%
13-1041 Compliance Officers 270 17.1% 0.06% $29.88 $31.01 $64,490 1.9%
13-1078 Human Resources, Training, and Labor Relations Specialists, All Other* 1,060 6.4% 0.24% $27.25 $27.97 $58,180 3.4%
13-1081 Logisticians 650 10.7% 0.14% $29.64 $31.07 $64,620 1.8%
13-1111 Management Analysts 1,540 19.2% 0.34% $34.60 $36.27 $75,450 3.7%
13-1121 Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners* 50 36.5% 0.01% $26.34 $27.49 $57,170 3.7%
13-1141 Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists 280 17.1% 0.06% $27.58 $27.75 $57,710 2.2%
13-1151 Training and Development Specialists 1,580 9.9% 0.35% $28.55 $28.89 $60,100 2.5%
13-1161 Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists* 1,070 19.8% 0.24% $28.44 $29.89 $62,170 3.4%
13-1199 Business Operations Specialists, All Other* 5,660 20.2% 1.25% $27.97 $30.74 $63,940 3.1%
13-2011 Accountants and Auditors 1,720 7.5% 0.38% $29.60 $31.34 $65,180 2.0%
13-2031 Budget Analysts 310 35.8% 0.07% $33.43 $33.93 $70,580 4.1%
13-2041 Credit Analysts 80 23.1% 0.02% $28.72 $30.81 $64,090 5.1%
13-2051 Financial Analysts 780 21.5% 0.17% $31.20 $32.93 $68,490 3.2%
13-2061 Financial Examiners 40 43.4% 0.01% $40.02 $39.37 $81,890 4.8%
13-2072 Loan Officers 250 24.2% 0.05% $23.78 $26.56 $55,250 6.3%
13-2099 Financial Specialists, All Other 300 21.4% 0.07% $28.62 $31.12 $64,720 3.0%
15-0000 Computer and Mathematical Occupations major 5,810 17.7% 1.29% $36.43 $36.74 $76,420 1.9%
15-1121 Computer Systems Analysts 1,030 22.3% 0.23% $37.72 $38.59 $80,270 2.6%
15-1131 Computer Programmers 990 23.5% 0.22% $39.67 $39.42 $82,000 1.5%
15-1132 Software Developers, Applications 230 8.1% 0.05% $43.46 $43.81 $91,120 3.3%
15-1133 Software Developers, Systems Software 930 29.1% 0.21% $43.41 $44.77 $93,120 2.5%
15-1141 Database Administrators 140 8.1% 0.03% $38.06 $39.10 $81,320 2.4%
15-1142 Network and Computer Systems Administrators* 440 13.9% 0.10% $30.17 $30.47 $63,380 3.9%
15-1150 Computer Support Specialists 1,040 17.2% 0.23% $24.75 $24.98 $51,960 1.6%
15-1179 Information Security Analysts, Web Developers, and Computer Network Architects 560 15.0% 0.12% $37.28 $37.94 $78,920 1.3%
15-2031 Operations Research Analysts 230 20.3% 0.05% $33.70 $35.02 $72,840 2.0%
17-0000 Architecture and Engineering Occupations major 2,250 16.0% 0.50% $37.60 $38.92 $80,950 2.1%
17-2011 Aerospace Engineers 860 17.7% 0.19% $42.15 $43.28 $90,010 3.5%
17-2072 Electronics Engineers, Except Computer 240 37.8% 0.05% $38.36 $38.65 $80,390 7.6%
17-2112 Industrial Engineers 100 23.1% 0.02% $36.48 $37.82 $78,660 2.1%
17-2199 Engineers, All Other 420 31.6% 0.09% $38.34 $39.13 $81,400 3.1%
17-3021 Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technicians 370 31.8% 0.08% $32.37 $32.17 $66,910 3.2%
17-3029 Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 50 25.8% 0.01% $31.15 $30.32 $63,060 2.2%
19-0000 Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations major 90 31.5% 0.02% $35.44 $41.16 $85,620 4.5%
19-2021 Atmospheric and Space Scientists 70 42.2% 0.01% $36.36 $43.57 $90,630 9.3%
23-0000 Legal Occupations major 300 19.6% 0.07% $57.19 $60.03 $124,850 6.2%
23-1011 Lawyers 220 19.5% 0.05% $70.00 $72.65 $151,110 6.8%
23-2011 Paralegals and Legal Assistants* 70 23.7% 0.02% $24.11 $25.17 $52,360 2.5%
25-0000 Education, Training, and Library Occupations major 90 22.6% 0.02% $19.55 $21.00 $43,670 3.0%
25-3021 Self-Enrichment Education Teachers 50 43.2% 0.01% $18.45 $20.40 $42,440 3.3%
27-0000 Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, and Media Occupations major 580 10.2% 0.13% $26.91 $29.21 $60,750 3.4%
27-1024 Graphic Designers 40 18.0% 0.01% $22.88 $26.40 $54,900 7.9%
27-3031 Public Relations Specialists 210 17.2% 0.05% $28.91 $29.73 $61,840 3.5%
27-3041 Editors 40 14.2% 0.01% $23.22 $26.25 $54,610 5.3%
27-3042 Technical Writers 150 12.8% 0.03% $27.25 $30.98 $64,430 8.7%
27-4021 Photographers 50 32.6% 0.01% $21.34 $24.08 $50,080 11.2%
29-0000 Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations major 600 25.8% 0.13% $27.68 $28.50 $59,270 3.9%
29-1111 Registered Nurses* 300 34.2% 0.07% $28.76 $29.79 $61,960 4.7%
29-2041 Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 130 39.1% 0.03% $15.58 $16.94 $35,230 7.3%
29-9011 Occupational Health and Safety Specialists 130 13.1% 0.03% $35.54 $35.43 $73,690 1.9%
31-0000 Healthcare Support Occupations major 30 14.2% 0.01% $19.68 $18.82 $39,150 4.7%
33-0000 Protective Service Occupations major 440 9.6% 0.10% $18.42 $19.03 $39,580 5.2%
33-9021 Private Detectives and Investigators 30 0.0% 0.01% $27.95 $28.47 $59,210 1.9%
33-9032 Security Guards 190 17.4% 0.04% $17.52 $17.36 $36,120 4.9%
33-9099 Protective Service Workers, All Other * 190 6.8% 0.04% $16.46 $17.91 $37,240 8.6%
35-0000 Food Preparation and Serving Related Occupations major 200 11.2% 0.05% $10.72 $13.31 $27,690 6.2%
35-3021 Combined Food Preparation and Serving Workers, Including Fast Food 70 18.6% 0.02% $10.06 $11.49 $23,890 8.3%
37-0000 Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance Occupations major 790 10.0% 0.17% $9.50 $12.86 $26,740 8.0%
37-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Housekeeping and Janitorial Workers 210 29.9% 0.05% $12.78 $15.99 $33,250 14.8%
37-2011 Janitors and Cleaners, Except Maids and Housekeeping Cleaners 330 13.0% 0.07% $13.09 $13.66 $28,410 4.9%
39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations major 5,340 14.6% 1.18% $11.53 $14.59 $30,360 5.7%
39-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers 330 16.9% 0.07% $22.58 $23.63 $49,150 2.3%
39-6011 Baggage Porters and Bellhops 4,980 14.5% 1.10% $11.31 $13.99 $29,110 6.7%
41-0000 Sales and Related Occupations major 4,150 6.9% 0.92% $26.47 $30.41 $63,260 3.3%
41-1012 First-Line Supervisors of Non-Retail Sales Workers 320 9.7% 0.07% $31.00 $35.75 $74,370 4.2%
41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks 210 38.7% 0.05% $12.47 $13.75 $28,600 4.9%
41-3041 Travel Agents 320 29.5% 0.07% $18.34 $20.77 $43,190 4.5%
41-3099 Sales Representatives, Services, All Other 2,740 9.0% 0.61% $27.25 $32.44 $67,480 4.3%
41-4012 Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 450 30.5% 0.10% $27.14 $29.89 $62,170 4.5%
43-0000 Office and Administrative Support Occupations major 154,680 6.1% 34.30% $18.77 $17.86 $37,140 0.9%
43-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers 11,330 3.2% 2.51% $24.07 $24.59 $51,150 1.3%
43-3011 Bill and Account Collectors 80 24.2% 0.02% $18.36 $19.10 $39,720 3.3%
43-3021 Billing and Posting Clerks 260 12.1% 0.06% $16.51 $17.02 $35,400 2.9%
43-3031 Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks 1,640 10.4% 0.36% $17.32 $17.96 $37,350 2.0%
43-3051 Payroll and Timekeeping Clerks 260 12.4% 0.06% $18.00 $18.27 $38,010 1.4%
43-3061 Procurement Clerks 340 9.9% 0.08% $19.22 $18.49 $38,470 2.9%
43-3071 Tellers 320 23.2% 0.07% $14.05 $14.78 $30,740 3.6%
43-4051 Customer Service Representatives 14,000 25.8% 3.11% $12.62 $14.34 $29,820 2.5%
43-4071 File Clerks 170 16.0% 0.04% $15.08 $15.69 $32,630 1.6%
43-4151 Order Clerks 110 49.7% 0.03% $20.65 $19.63 $40,840 4.1%
43-4161 Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping 190 10.1% 0.04% $16.61 $17.09 $35,550 2.7%
43-4171 Receptionists and Information Clerks 310 26.4% 0.07% $12.57 $12.79 $26,610 2.5%
43-4181 Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks 83,760 6.7% 18.57% $18.88 $17.15 $35,680 0.9%
43-4199 Information and Record Clerks, All Other 13,040 23.2% 2.89% $20.52 $19.89 $41,380 1.5%
43-5011 Cargo and Freight Agents 11,320 6.6% 2.51% $17.62 $18.32 $38,100 1.7%
43-5021 Couriers and Messengers 1,120 28.8% 0.25% $11.69 $12.19 $25,350 2.2%
43-5032 Dispatchers, Except Police, Fire, and Ambulance 1,810 4.5% 0.40% $20.57 $23.27 $48,390 4.7%
43-5061 Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerks 2,450 9.9% 0.54% $21.01 $21.04 $43,750 2.0%
43-5071 Shipping, Receiving, and Traffic Clerks 820 20.6% 0.18% $13.51 $14.69 $30,560 2.5%
43-5081 Stock Clerks and Order Fillers 4,840 9.3% 1.07% $19.08 $17.36 $36,100 2.2%
43-5111 Weighers, Measurers, Checkers, and Samplers, Recordkeeping 80 12.9% 0.02% $18.46 $17.42 $36,240 4.4%
43-6011 Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants 1,740 9.1% 0.38% $20.14 $21.51 $44,750 2.5%
43-6014 Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, Except Legal, Medical, and Executive 1,020 11.8% 0.23% $16.30 $16.97 $35,300 1.4%
43-9011 Computer Operators 30 6.1% 0.01% $17.36 $18.66 $38,820 4.4%
43-9021 Data Entry Keyers 150 15.0% 0.03% $9.56 $10.83 $22,520 3.8%
43-9061 Office Clerks, General 2,340 6.8% 0.52% $14.40 $15.36 $31,960 1.8%
43-9799 Office and Administrative Support Workers, All Other* 1,030 12.3% 0.23% $14.30 $15.54 $32,320 2.0%
47-0000 Construction and Extraction Occupations major 250 32.1% 0.06% $20.60 $20.14 $41,890 2.1%
47-2141 Painters, Construction and Maintenance 180 37.4% 0.04% $21.33 $21.17 $44,040 3.3%
49-0000 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations major 46,860 8.3% 10.39% $27.43 $27.45 $57,100 1.3%
49-1011 First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, and Repairers 2,710 6.6% 0.60% $33.54 $33.89 $70,480 1.1%
49-2091 Avionics Technicians 2,220 16.4% 0.49% $27.32 $27.27 $56,720 1.9%
49-3011 Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians 35,070 8.6% 7.78% $27.29 $27.32 $56,820 1.4%
49-3023 Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics 50 25.0% 0.01% $24.70 $23.10 $48,040 3.1%
49-3031 Bus and Truck Mechanics and Diesel Engine Specialists 600 8.4% 0.13% $31.61 $28.73 $59,750 3.3%
49-3042 Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines (8) (8) (8) $13.58 $16.81 $34,960 8.3%
49-9041 Industrial Machinery Mechanics 980 22.6% 0.22% $26.38 $25.86 $53,800 3.0%
49-9071 Maintenance and Repair Workers, General 3,620 12.9% 0.80% $26.50 $25.50 $53,050 3.6%
49-9098 Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers 330 7.8% 0.07% $16.47 $16.76 $34,860 4.0%
49-9799 Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers, All Other* 800 25.8% 0.18% $24.96 $26.46 $55,030 4.5%
51-0000 Production Occupations major 1,080 33.9% 0.24% $27.90 $26.80 $55,750 3.5%
51-4041 Machinists 570 45.4% 0.13% $29.38 $28.34 $58,950 4.5%
51-4121 Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 110 46.0% 0.02% $30.24 $28.31 $58,880 5.5%
51-9061 Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers 160 11.9% 0.04% $22.46 $22.64 $47,090 3.5%
51-9122 Painters, Transportation Equipment 190 40.0% 0.04% $23.60 $24.02 $49,970 7.5%
53-0000 Transportation and Material Moving Occupations major 200,810 3.9% 44.53% $22.48 $31.78 $66,090 2.2%
53-1011 Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors 1,650 7.1% 0.36% $26.27 $27.18 $56,530 1.7%
53-1021 First-Line Supervisors of Helpers, Laborers, and Material Movers, Hand 660 6.9% 0.15% $22.82 $23.55 $48,990 3.0%
53-1031 First-Line Supervisors of Transportation and Material-Moving Machine and Vehicle Operators 2,070 27.1% 0.46% $25.95 $26.84 $55,820 2.9%
53-2011 Airline Pilots, Copilots, and Flight Engineers 59,930 4.9% 13.29% (4) (4) $118,560 2.9%
53-2012 Commercial Pilots 12,910 3.6% 2.86% (4) (4) $79,340 1.8%
53-2021 Air Traffic Controllers 160 12.4% 0.04% $33.49 $39.69 $82,550 7.8%
53-2022 Airfield Operations Specialists 1,720 13.1% 0.38% $25.29 $26.45 $55,010 2.8%
53-2031 Flight Attendants 86,670 5.5% 19.22% (4) (4) $41,660 2.1%
53-3021 Bus Drivers, Transit and Intercity 90 33.4% 0.02% $12.29 $13.03 $27,090 8.1%
53-3032 Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 320 17.4% 0.07% $16.96 $18.48 $38,430 7.6%
53-3033 Light Truck or Delivery Services Drivers 270 18.8% 0.06% $12.94 $13.89 $28,880 4.0%
53-3041 Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs 50 29.6% 0.01% $13.30 $13.71 $28,520 4.4%
53-6031 Automotive and Watercraft Service Attendants 90 21.7% 0.02% $9.99 $10.54 $21,920 5.7%
53-6051 Transportation Inspectors 1,360 14.4% 0.30% $32.46 $33.26 $69,180 2.3%
53-6061 Transportation Attendants, Except Flight Attendants 2,690 5.8% 0.60% $11.76 $12.42 $25,830 4.3%
53-6099 Transportation Workers, All Other 8,300 3.5% 1.84% $19.83 $18.40 $38,280 2.4%
53-7051 Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators 90 35.0% 0.02% $12.83 $13.30 $27,670 6.7%
53-7061 Cleaners of Vehicles and Equipment 1,260 10.0% 0.28% $11.59 $12.95 $26,940 2.0%
53-7062 Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand 15,910 6.6% 3.53% $13.81 $14.75 $30,670 1.9%
53-7199 Material Moving Workers, All Other 4,510 5.6% 1.00% $13.35 $15.71 $32,680 4.3%

About May 2011 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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