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Total Workforce
43,466
Average Age
39.6
Estimated Job Growth
-5.8%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$84,584
Average Male Salary
$89,760
Average Female Salary
$65,443

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Air traffic controllers & airfield operations specialists and on wages and locations for those in the field. Services incidental to transportation is the industry that employs the most Air traffic controllers & airfield operations specialists, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Air traffic controllers & airfield operations specialists, by average wage, is Services incidental to transportation. Air traffic controllers & airfield operations specialists are paid most in Rappahannock-Rapidan Regional Commission PUMA, VA but are relatively concentrated in Eastern Plains New Mexico PUMA, NM.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Air traffic controllers & airfield operations specialists in the US. The average age of male Air traffic controllers & airfield operations specialists in the workforce is 40.1 and of female Air traffic controllers & airfield operations specialists is 37.7, and the most common race/ethnicity for Air traffic controllers & airfield operations specialists is White.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Air traffic controllers & airfield operations specialists from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Air traffic controllers & airfield operations specialists is Transportation but a relatively high number of Air traffic controllers & airfield operations specialists hold a major in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Air traffic controllers & airfield operations specialists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Air traffic controllers & airfield operations specialists need many skills, but most especially Critical Thinking, Operation and Control, and Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Air traffic controllers & airfield operations specialists need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Operation Monitoring, and Science.

Radar Distribution

The closest comparable data for the Detailed Occupation Air traffic controllers & airfield operations specialists is from the Minor Occupation Group Air Transportation Workers.
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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Air traffic controllers & airfield operations specialists from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.5%, but Air traffic controllers & airfield operations specialists are expected to see a growth of -5.8% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

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