How Much Do Airport Operations Managers Make in 2021 (including Starting Salary)

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Annual Salary, Salary Range, and Highest Paying States and Industries

Airfield Operations Specialists

Airfield Operations Specialists 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.

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Table of contents
  1. Average salary
  2. Starting salary
  3. Salary rank
  4. Salary range
  5. Highest paying states
  6. Highest paying industries

Average salary

Annual salary
$58360 per year
Hourly wage
$28 per hour

Starting salary

Entry-level annual salary
$28,660 to $35,530 per year
Entry-level hourly wage
$14 to $17 per hour

Entry-level Airfield Operations Specialists with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $28,660 to $35,530 per year or $14 to $17 per hour. Similar to any other job, their salary will increase as they gain experience.

Salary rank

Salary rank

We wanted to make it easy for our readers to compare the salary of Airfield Operations Specialists to all the other careers out there. So we created Salary Rank. We compared the salary of all careers then we gave them a rank of A, B, C, or D depending on where their average salary sit in comparison to other careers.

Salary range

Level Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $47 $98,770
Senior (Top 25%) $36 $74,430
Middle (Mid 50%) $25 $51,330
Junior (Bottom 25%) $17 $35,530
No experience (Bottom 10%) $14 $28,660

Highest paying states

State Hourly Annual
NV $39 $80,640
KY $38 $79,620
NY $37 $77,500
WA $37 $76,820
IA $35 $73,500
TX $34 $70,970
VA $34 $70,870
NM $34 $70,770
HI $34 $69,930
NJ $32 $66,680

Another simple way to increase your salary as an Airfield Operations Specialist is to move to a higher paying state. However moving to a higher paying state like NV doesn’t guarantee that you will make more because the expenses at NV might be much higher than where you are currently living at right now.

According to BLS, the highest paid Airport Operations Managers are in the states of NV, KY, NY, WA and IA.

Highest paying industries

Salary by industry Annual Hourly
Aerospace Product and Parts Manufacturing $80660 $38.78
State Government $76690 $36.87
Federal Executive Branch $65660 $31.57
Architectural, Engineering, and Related Services $62960 $30.27
Scheduled Air Transportation $60650 $29.16
Nonscheduled Air Transportation $56170 $27.01
Local Government $55350 $26.61
Facilities Support Services $53140 $25.55
Support Activities for Air Transportation $49250 $23.68
Technical and Trade Schools $44270 $21.28
Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools $42880 $20.61
Management of Companies and Enterprises $ $*

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