Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologists and Technicians

4.6/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
49%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
5.9%
by 2031
WAGES
$73,580
or $35.37 hourly
VOLUME
10,900
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 49% (Start worrying)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologists and Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 5.9% by 2031
'Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologists and Technicians' is expected to be an average growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologists and Technicians' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologists and Technicians' was $73,580, or $35.37 hourly
'Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologists and Technicians' are paid 60.8% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as aerospace engineering and operations technologists and technicians?

As of 2021 there were 10,900 people employed as Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologists and Technicians within the United States.
This represents around 0.008% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 12 thousand people are employed as Aerospace Engineering and Operations Technologists and Technicians.

Job description

Operate, install, adjust, and maintain integrated computer/communications systems, consoles, simulators, and other data acquisition, test, and measurement instruments and equipment, which are used to launch, track, position, and evaluate air and space vehicles. May record and interpret test data.

SOC Code: 17-3021.00

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