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Airfield Operations Specialists (53-2022)

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.
Employment and Job Openings
EmploymentAverage Annual Openings
2018 Estimate2028 ProjectionPercent ChangeLabor Force ExitsOccupation TransfersTotal
Alaska 68 69 1.47 2 5 7
United States 10200 10900 0.0 200 700 1100
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with low employment opportunities.
2020 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 28.06 13.78 17.08 24.68 35.78 47.49
Alaska * * * * * *
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 33.86 20.19 28.01 32.07 41.97 47.70

* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.