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

Description2018 Jobs2029 Jobs2018 - 2029 % ChangeMedian Hourly EarningsAnnual Openings2018 - 2029 Change
Machinists2,2802,3895%$21.78247109
Inspectors, Testers, Sorters, Samplers, and Weighers1,9401,760(9%)$17.62222(180)
Engineers, All Other1,8131,8422%$52.5312329
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic1,5181,485(2%)$19.72152(33)
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer1,1541,1550%$51.90771
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic1,141971(15%)$16.78119(170)
Mechnical Engineers1,0971,1757%$38.117978
Aerospace Engineers1,0081,1029%$53.287194
Industrial Engineers9191,02612%$36.6673107
Aircraft Mechanics and Service Technicians6326828%$27.275650
Total13,50313,588$33.571,219

Major Employers in Dayton Region

CompanyEmployees
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base29,423
University of Dayton Research Institute3,000
Wright State Research Institute2,382
PSA Airlines1,100
UTC Aerospace Systems814
Trimble Navigation550
Woolpert216
Universal Technology Corp.188
LION100
TACG52

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

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