DAYTON REGIONAL WORKFORCE PORTAL

Aerospace

The Dayton region is a powerhouse for cutting edge aviation, aerospace and defense technology. First fueled by the original innovators Orville and Wilbur Wright, regional businesses continue to capitalize on access to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base which houses the Air Force Research Laboratory. Wright-Patterson is Ohio’s largest single-site employer with more than 27,000 civilian and military employees.  According to the Air Force, the base supports another 34,000 jobs outside the fence among defense contractors, support services and other organizations that support it. That amounts to a $4.3 billion annual economic impact to the Dayton region. Sinclair Community College is helping lead the way in unmanned flight by opening the nation’s first, custom-built unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flying facility. Smaller start-ups are gaining more access to military technology for commercialization purposes. Research institutes at both Wright State University and the University of Dayton. We welcome your inquiries about the Aerospace industry in our region. Please contact us here.

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OCCUPATIONS EMPLOYED BY THESE INDUSTRIES

Description2017 Jobs2028 Jobs2018 - 2028 % ChangeMedian Hourly EarningsAnnual Openings2018 - 2028 Change
Machinists2,4142,6097%$21.18270163
Engineers, All Other1,6781,660(1)%$51.73109(25)
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic1,5231,6517%$19.91168107
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer1,1231,062(5%)$50.7670(55)
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic1,100844(21%)$16.87107(227)
Aerospace Engineers932913(2%)$51.9255(22)
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers894826(7%)$13.92100(61)
Industrial Production Managers588582(2%)$45.8642(9)
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic20122811%$27.322423
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters15318115%$19.882123
Total10,60610,557$31.94965

Major Employers in Dayton Region

CompanyEmployees
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base27,585
University of Dayton Research Institute2,964
Wright State Research Institute2,382
PSA Airlines920
UTC Aerospace Systems800
Trimble Navigation495
Woolpert214
Universal Technology Corp.137
LION100
Northrop Grumman89
Radiance Technologies78

Dayton Area Chamber of Commerce Member Employers

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
Wright State Research Institute
University of Dayton Research Institute
PSA Airlines
Trimble Navigation
Woolpert
Universal Technology Corp.
Lion
Radiance Technologies

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