Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2011

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)
6,060 4.9 % $23.90 $49,710 1.7 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $12.10 $16.38 $22.68 $29.82 $38.15
Annual Wage (2) $25,180 $34,060 $47,180 $62,020 $79,350


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 1,430 0.88 $18.73 $38,950
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,390 0.34 $26.99 $56,150
Local Government (OES Designation) 1,210 0.02 $22.98 $47,800
Federal Executive Branch (OES Designation) 500 0.02 $25.56 $53,170
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 320 0.79 $24.09 $50,120

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 1,430 0.88 $18.73 $38,950
Nonscheduled Air Transportation 320 0.79 $24.09 $50,120
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,390 0.34 $26.99 $56,150
Technical and Trade Schools 60 0.04 $18.31 $38,090
Facilities Support Services 50 0.04 $29.49 $61,330

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 200 0.04 $35.42 $73,670
Management of Companies and Enterprises (8) (8) $32.91 $68,460
State Government (OES Designation) 50 (7) $32.69 $68,000
Facilities Support Services 50 0.04 $29.49 $61,330
Scheduled Air Transportation 1,390 0.34 $26.99 $56,150


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)
Texas 650 0.06 1.33 $25.62 $53,290
Georgia 520 0.14 2.91 $22.68 $47,180
New York 480 0.06 1.19 $27.50 $57,200
California 450 0.03 0.68 $28.64 $59,560
Michigan 400 0.11 2.22 $13.41 $27,890




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 110 0.29 6.13 $19.66 $40,880
Alaska 60 0.19 4.12 $30.79 $64,040
Hawaii 100 0.17 3.52 $22.81 $47,440
Nevada 180 0.16 3.42 $32.96 $68,550
Georgia 520 0.14 2.91 $22.68 $47,180




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Nevada 180 0.16 3.42 $32.96 $68,550
Alaska 60 0.19 4.12 $30.79 $64,040
Illinois 30 0.01 0.12 $29.05 $60,430
California 450 0.03 0.68 $28.64 $59,560
Indiana 140 0.05 1.09 $28.39 $59,040





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)
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 380 0.17 3.56 $25.35 $52,720
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 360 0.07 1.52 $28.21 $58,690
Detroit-Livonia-Dearborn, MI Metropolitan Division 310 0.46 9.65 $12.84 $26,700
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 240 0.12 2.53 $26.93 $56,020
Pittsburgh, PA 200 0.18 3.84 $36.33 $75,560
Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX 160 0.06 1.34 $20.25 $42,110
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 150 0.07 1.38 $20.83 $43,330
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 140 0.04 0.77 $26.89 $55,940
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 120 0.14 3.00 $29.87 $62,120
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 80 0.09 1.99 $16.58 $34,490




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 310 0.46 9.65 $12.84 $26,700
Anchorage, AK 40 0.27 5.61 $30.72 $63,900
Pittsburgh, PA 200 0.18 3.84 $36.33 $75,560
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA 380 0.17 3.56 $25.35 $52,720
Ann Arbor, MI 30 0.16 3.38 $14.73 $30,640
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 120 0.14 3.00 $29.87 $62,120
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 240 0.12 2.53 $26.93 $56,020
Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC 80 0.09 1.99 $16.58 $34,490
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 150 0.07 1.38 $20.83 $43,330
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 360 0.07 1.52 $28.21 $58,690




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 200 0.18 3.84 $36.33 $75,560
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV (8) (8) (8) $32.31 $67,200
Anchorage, AK 40 0.27 5.61 $30.72 $63,900
Fort Worth-Arlington, TX Metropolitan Division 120 0.14 3.00 $29.87 $62,120
Oakland-Fremont-Hayward, CA Metropolitan Division 30 0.03 0.69 $28.76 $59,820
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 40 0.04 0.74 $28.22 $58,690
New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 360 0.07 1.52 $28.21 $58,690
Santa Ana-Anaheim-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 40 0.03 0.56 $28.20 $58,660
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, WA Metropolitan Division 60 0.04 0.89 $28.19 $58,630
Newark-Union, NJ-PA Metropolitan Division (8) (8) (8) $28.04 $58,330

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 0.19 4.00 $15.42 $32,070

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 0.19 4.00 $15.42 $32,070

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 0.19 4.00 $15.42 $32,070


About May 2011 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.

(7) The value is less than .005 percent of industry employment.

(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:

May 2011 National Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 Metropolitan and Nonmetropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

May 2011 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

List of Occupations in SOC Code Number Order

List of Occupations in Alphabetical Order

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Technical Notes

Last Modified Date: March 27, 2012

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