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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 2016 and published in April 2017 [1].

Table 1. Airfield Operations Specialist Salary in the United States

Percentile BracketAverage Annual Salary
10th Percentile Wage
$23,690
25th Percentile Wage
$34,240
50th Percentile Wage
$48,910
75th Percentile Wage
$63,640
90th Percentile Wage
$90,350

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 $90,350. The median annual salary (50th percentile) is $48,910. The average annual salary for the bottom 10 percent is $23,690. Notice that in the United States, the annual salary of the 90th percentile (the top 10 percent of the highest paid) is almost 281% higher than that of the bottom 10 percent.

Salary Trend (2012 to 2016)

The following table and chart show the trend of the median salary of airfield operations specialists from 2012 to 2016.

YearMedian SalaryYearly Growth4-Year Growth
201648,910-6.07%1.70%
201551,8805.20%-
201449,180-0.28%-
201349,3202.51%-
201248,080--

Table 2. Airfield Operations Specialist Salary by Industry Sector

The average salaries of airfield operations specialists in 7 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 educational services sector (annual salary $32,140).

Industry Sector Median Annual Salary
Management of Companies and Enterprises
$76,470
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services
$64,340
Manufacturing
$64,310
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
$61,800
Federal, State, and Local Government
$50,370
Transportation and Warehousing
$47,380
Educational Services
$32,140

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 $23,250 to $81,570. The highest paying state for airfield operations specialists is Arizona with a median annual salary of $81,570. The lowest paying state is Montana with a median annual salary of $23,250. For more salary information of airfield operations specialists profession in a specific state, use the links in the table.

State Name Median Annual Salary
Arizona
$81,570
Nevada
$64,770
Alaska
$61,740
Massachusetts
$60,540
California
$60,020
Washington
$59,560
Illinois
$57,980
Kentucky
$56,850
Georgia
$56,830
Connecticut
$56,410
Minnesota
$56,010
Louisiana
$55,950
Colorado
$54,860
Kansas
$53,740
Michigan
$51,380
Texas
$51,180
New Jersey
$49,950
Florida
$49,920
Alabama
$48,040
New York
$45,800
Utah
$45,480
Indiana
$42,830
Hawaii
$39,630
Missouri
$39,000
Oklahoma
$35,180
Ohio
$34,550
North Carolina
$33,220
North Dakota
$30,540
Virginia
$29,160
Wisconsin
$28,010
Montana
$23,250


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