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Airfield Operations Specialist Salary Information

The salary statistics of airfield operations specialists are shown in Table 1. In the next few tables we compare the average salaries of airfield operations specialists within different industry sectors and in the 50 states of the United States. The airfield operations specialists annual salary statistics are from the national compensation survey conducted by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 and published in April 2018 [1].

Table 1. Airfield Operations Specialist Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$27,410
25th Percentile Wage
$37,340
50th Percentile Wage
$52,360
75th Percentile Wage
$67,370
90th Percentile Wage
$93,090

Table 1 shows the average annual salary for airfield operations specialists. The average annual salary for the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) airfield operations specialists is $93,090. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $52,360. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $27,410. Take note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 239% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2017)

The table and chart below show the trend of the median salary of airfield operations specialists from 2012 to 2017.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth5-Year Growth
2017
$52,360
6.59% 8.17%
2016
$48,910
-6.07% -
2015
$51,880
5.20% -
2014
$49,180
-0.28% -
2013
$49,320
2.51% -
2012
$48,080
- -

Table 2. Airfield Operations Specialist Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of airfield operations specialists in 9 major industry sectors are shown in Table 2. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for airfield operations specialists occupations is the management of companies and enterprises sector with an annual salary $76,470. The lowest paying sector is the wholesale trade sector (annual salary $30,180).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$76,470
Manufacturing
$69,180
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$63,620
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$61,450
Federal, State, and Local Government
$52,530
Transportation and Warehousing
$50,100
Health Care and Social Assistance
$41,540
Educational Services
$36,160
Wholesale Trade
$30,180

Table 3. Median Annual Wage of Airfield Operations Specialists by States

From the above tables we note that not only airfield operations specialists salaries vary considerably based on one's education and experience, and the industry sectors, they also change considerably from state to state. In the following table we compare the median salary of airfield operations specialists in all 50 states of the United States. We note that the median annual salaries range from $26,190 to $85,460. The highest paying state for airfield operations specialists is Nevada with a median annual salary of $85,460. The lowest paying state is Montana with a median annual salary of $26,190. For more salary information of airfield operations specialists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Nevada
$85,460
Arizona
$77,150
New Jersey
$64,740
Texas
$63,590
Washington
$63,230
Alaska
$62,310
Pennsylvania
$61,980
Illinois
$61,470
Connecticut
$60,650
Maryland
$59,550
Guam
$59,370
Colorado
$57,760
Georgia
$57,520
Minnesota
$57,220
Massachusetts
$56,200
New York
$55,550
Michigan
$55,170
Iowa
$53,320
Alabama
$52,380
Nebraska
$51,260
Florida
$50,630
Kentucky
$50,210
California
$50,110
New Mexico
$48,990
Louisiana
$48,390
Indiana
$48,010
Hawaii
$43,870
Utah
$42,180
Vermont
$41,930
Ohio
$41,840
Oregon
$39,610
Missouri
$38,860
Kansas
$38,580
South Carolina
$37,990
West Virginia
$36,400
Tennessee
$35,430
Oklahoma
$35,180
Idaho
$35,060
North Carolina
$33,930
Wisconsin
$33,450
North Dakota
$30,540
Virginia
$29,160
Montana
$26,190



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