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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 2014 and published in May 2015 [1].

Table 1. Airfield Operations Specialist Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
90th Percentile Wage
$81,700
75th Percentile Wage
$61,650
50th Percentile Wage
$49,180
25th Percentile Wage
$34,270
10th Percentile Wage
$25,200

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 $81,700. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $49,180. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $25,200. Note that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 224% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Table 2. Salary Trend

YearAverage Annual SalaryGrowth (%)
2014 $49,180 -0.28%
2013 $49,320 2.58%
2012 $48,080 1.91%
2011 $47,180 4.66%
2010 $45,080 -

Table 2 shows the salary trend for airfield operations specialists from 2010 to 2014. We note that from 2010 to 2014 the average salary has increased by 9.09%. We note that in 2013 the average salary increased by 2.58%. We also note that the average annual wage had a moderate growth of 1.91% in 2012 and a relatively large growth of 4.66% in 2011.

Table 3. Average Salary of Airfield Operations Specialists vs. Related Jobs

Table 4. Airfield Operations Specialist Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of airfield operations specialists in 7 major industry sectors are shown in Table 4. We note that the salaries vary considerably within different industry sectors. The highest paying industry sector for airfield operations specialists occupations is the manufacturing sector with an annual salary $67,850. The lowest paying sector is the educational services sector (annual salary $25,120).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Manufacturing
$67,850
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$57,710
Transportation and Warehousing
$49,030
Federal, State, and Local Government
$48,170
Health Care and Social Assistance
$40,440
Wholesale Trade
$30,180
Educational Services
$25,120

Table 5. 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 $22,530 to $64,940. The highest paying state for airfield operations specialists is Alaska with a median annual salary of $64,940. The lowest paying state is Nebraska with a median annual salary of $22,530. For more salary information of airfield operations specialists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Alaska
$64,940
Oregon
$63,800
Connecticut
$62,670
Illinois
$62,500
Nevada
$61,560
Kentucky
$60,050
California
$57,470
Iowa
$56,760
Louisiana
$56,760
Colorado
$55,060
Kansas
$53,600
Utah
$52,000
Hawaii
$51,990
Minnesota
$51,540
Florida
$50,380
Massachusetts
$50,190
Pennsylvania
$49,910
New Jersey
$49,750
Arizona
$48,860
Alabama
$46,400
Washington
$46,290
Texas
$45,920
Ohio
$43,210
Oklahoma
$42,330
Missouri
$41,760
South Carolina
$40,730
Michigan
$38,790
North Carolina
$37,100
West Virginia
$36,400
Idaho
$35,060
Vermont
$34,370
North Dakota
$30,540
Virginia
$29,160
Wisconsin
$28,220
Nebraska
$22,530