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Occupation Title: Airfield Operations Specialists

Description: 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.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 53-2022

Sample Job Titles: Airport Operations Specialist, Airport Operations Officer, Airport Operations Supervisor, Airport Operations Manager, Airport Operations Coordinator, Operations Manager, Air Field Operations Superintendent, Airport Manager, Flight Follower, Operations Agent

 Salary Chart Airfield Operations Specialists

Estimated Total Employment*
2008: 8,050
2009: 7,670
2010: 6,790
2011: 6,060
2012: 6,990

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2010-2020): 3,200
Projected Growth (2010-2020): 3-9%

(total 10 year projection, not annual)

Data Source:
O*NET Online

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).

Suggested citation: Association of American Geographers, Jobs & Careers Website, Salary Data and Trends, http://www.aag.org/cs/salary_data_and_trends/salary_data_and_trends_overview (accessed mm//dd/yyyy).