Airfield Operations Specialists | Department of Labor Research and Analysis

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.
2021 Wages
Mean WageWage by Percentile
Mean10th25thMedian75th90th
United States 26.13 14.79 18.26 23.02 30.46 39.38
Alaska 31.31 17.80 22.71 30.00 37.14 47.14
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 28.11 14.00 17.80 26.03 36.53 49.12
Balance of State 35.94 23.02 29.47 37.14 47.13 47.14

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