Here are a few careers in the aviation industry.The salaries might vary from company to company and consider them only as a reference.
Source :US Department of Labor,NCTCOG
Aerospace engineers may develop new technologies for use in aviation, defense systems, and spacecraft.
Average Salary: $101,120
Air Traffic Controller
Controllers usually manage multiple airplanes at the same time and often must make quick decisions about completely different activities.
Average Salary: $135,449
Overall an aircraft mechanic works to diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul aircraft engines and assemblies, such as hydraulic and Pneumatic systems.
Average Salary: $54,657
Aircraft System Assembler
Routine production, assembly operations and inspection on structural and mechanical assemblies, subassemblies and systems, equipment and accessories using manual operations is a large part of an aircraft system assembler tasks.Average Salary: $50,111
Airfield Operations Specialist
Airfield operations specialists are essential to ensure airport ground and airside activities are conducted safely and efficiently.
Average Salary: $58,046
Airline Pilots plan each flight with the airline's flight dispatcher and meteorologist, checking weight, fuel supply, alternate destination, weather and route.
Average Salary: $146,554
Airline Ticket Agent
Ticket agents also take and confirm passengers’ reservations for transportation.Average Salary: $36,794
Airport Director and Manager
Overall the airport manager is responsible for continuously safe and efficient operations for all users of the airport and its facilities.Average Salary: $104,541
Aviation logisticians oversee activities including purchasing, shipping and transportation, inventory, warehousing, and delivery.Average Salary: $75,672
Avionics technicians are often needed to analyze and solve complex electronic problems.Average Salary: $51,738
Cargo and freight agents facilitate shipments of goods through airline, train, and trucking terminals and shipping docks.Average Salary: $35,662
Cargo Handling Supervisor
Aircraft Cargo Handling Supervisors may also assist and brief passengers on safety and emergency procedures.Average Salary: $51,470
Aviation and airport civil engineers work occurs in and on airport property and working hours may include day or night shifts depending on the project.Average Salary: $78,301
An electrical engineer designs, tests and develops products and systems that are powered by electricity.Average Salary: $93,229
New aircraft designs undergo years of testing before they are put into service because the failure of key parts during flight can be fatal.Average Salary: $58,801
Fixed Base Operator Manager
A fixed base operator (FBO) is a retail firm that sells general aviation products or services at an airport. The FBO Manager may supervise one or two people, or as many as one hundred workers.Average Salary: $90,375
Airline companies are required by law to employ flight attendants for the safety and security of passengers; corporate flight attendants may work alone in a plane's cabin to ensure the safety andAverage Salary: $47,023
Most airlines treat dispatchers like pilot cockpit crewmembers, and extend them this excellent privilege on an unlimited basis.Average Salary: $35,978
General Aviation Pilot
The General Aviation (GA) Pilot performs a variety of flying jobs. This will vary depending on the type of aircraft being flown and the type of mission.Average Salary: $87,948
Helicopter flights are usually of short duration and helicopter pilots usually work for an operator whose services are chartered.Average Salary: $87,948
Operations Research Analyst
Aviation operations research analysts are involved in all aspects of an aviation organization or airport.Average Salary: $73,323
Aviation operations supervisors can be responsible for a wide variety of airport related duties.Average Salary: $56,061
Remotely Piloted Aircraft Operator
To date, the majority of RPA operations has been for military purposes.Average Salary: $52,899
Airport Security Screeners conduct screening of passengers, baggage, or cargo to ensure compliance with Transportation Security Administration (TSA) regulations.Average Salary: $37,734