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

Description2016 Jobs2025 Jobs2015 - 2025 % ChangeMedian Hourly EarningsAnnual Openings2015 - 2025 Change
Machinists2,2022,3679%$20.3387195
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic1,5821,72811%$19.1667167
Engineers, All Other1,5801,5941%$52.393718
Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers1,2271,156(6%)$12.2216(77)
Electronics Engineers, Except Computer1,1341,066(6%)$46.7726(73)
Aerospace Engineers1,1241,053(7%)$49.9033(80)
Cutting, Punching, and Press Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic1,087907(18%)$15.6613(204)
Industrial Production Managers6316372%$42.582113
Structural Metal Fabricators and Fitters28832413%$21.05937
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic22825714%$25.861132
11,08411,0890%$30.5031928

Major Employers in Dayton Region

CompanyEmployees
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base27,585
Wright State Research Institute2,704
University of Dayton Research Institute2,400
PSA Airlines920
UTC Aerospace Systems814
Trimble Navigation480
Woolpert200
LION100
Northrop Grumman89
Radiance Technologies78
Universal Technology Corp.75

Dayton Chamber Member Employers

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

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